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Take Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis During 2010 Great Strides Walks

March 18th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Are you ready to walk for a cure? In cities all across the country, people are taking steps to cure cystic fibrosis in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Great Strides walks. In Northeast Florida, five Great Strides walks are scheduled to take place in April and May in areas such as Clay County, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine, Downtown Jacksonville, and Fernandina Beach. The Northeast Florida goal for Great Strides is to raise more than $305,000.

The 2010 schedule for the Great Strides walks is:

  • 9 a.m. Saturday, April 24 – Clay County Great Strides will take place at Orange Park Kennel Club, 455 Park Ave., Orange Park. Lunch donated by Olive Garden.
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1 – Hanna Park Great Strides at Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Drive, Atlantic Beach. Outback Steakhouse grills lunch on site.
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1 – St. Augustine Great Strides at World Golf Village, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. Lunch will be provided.
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13 – Riverwalk Great Strides at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Crowne Plaza.
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, May 15 – Fernandina Great Strides at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Lunch will be provided.

Check-in for the Saturday Great Strides walks begins at 8 a.m. and the walks are 10K or 6.2 miles. The routes are suitable for walking, running, strollers, wagons, bicycles, scooters or four-legged friends. Participants can register for Great Strides by going to the Great Strides website, 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 Team T-shirt.

For more information about forming a team, walking or sponsorship, contact the North Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (904) 733-3560. It’s time to do your part and walk for a cure!

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