By Sadie Hooker, Tricoci University in Rockford
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. At this moment, there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, but with help from TUBC and other supporters around the U.S, they are raising money to find a cure and end Cystic Fibrosis.
On May 19, the CF foundation held a three-mile walk at Searls Park in Rockford, Ill. Eleven students from TUBC attended the walk and as a whole, the school raised more than $200 to help support Cystic Fibrosis. The walk was not only fun but a great success for the CF foundation with more than 100 participants walking for a cure. Rockford alone has been working hard to reach an outstanding goal of $40,000, and with help from TUBC and other supporters they are well on their way to reaching that goal.
TUBC enjoyed being a part of this great cause and plans to continue raising money to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The school did many things to help the CF cause, including making and selling bracelets, collecting donations from students and clientele and also participating in the walk. We hope to find new ways to raise money and strive to hit a larger goal for next year, keeping the CF foundation close to our hearts.