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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gears Up for Northeast Florida Great Strides Walks

April 1st, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Spring is in the air, and this is the time of year when Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapters across the country take millions of steps during the Great Strides walks to cure the genetic disease. In Northeast Florida, five Great Strides walks will take place throughout April and May, offering a variety of locations to participate and raise money in support of CF research. Last year, area teams raised more than $246,000, and this year’s goal is $357,000.

The schedule for Northeast Florida Great Strides walks is:

  • 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9 – St. Augustine Great Strides at World Golf Village, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. Lunch will be provided.
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30 – Clay County Great Strides at Orange Park Kennel Club, 455 Park Ave., Orange Park. Lunch will be provided.
  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 – Riverwalk Great Strides at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7 – Hanna Park Great Strides at Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Drive, Atlantic Beach. Lunch will be provided.
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21 – Fernandina Great Strides at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Lunch will be provided.

Check-in time for all Saturday walks begins at 8 a.m. and the walk distance is 10K (or 6.2 miles). The routes are suitable for walking, running, strollers, wagons, bicycles, scooters and four-legged friends. A Kid’s Corner at each walk location provides activities, foods and festivities for the smallest participants and their families.

The Riverwalk Great Strides walk takes place on a shorter course along the Southbank Riverwalk adjacent to the St. Johns River, with check-in time beginning at 5:30 p.m. Following the walk, participants can enjoy live music by the pool of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Participants can register for Great Strides by visiting the Great Strides website at www.cff.org/Chapters/nfl/greatstrides. Once the team leader has registered online, walkers can sign up and utilize the online fundraising tools provided. Everyone who raises at least $100 receives an official Great Strides team T-shirt.

For more information about forming a team, walking or sponsorship opportunities, contact the North Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (904) 733-3560.

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