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Rotarians Hear of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Mission

OSWEGO – This week’s guest at Oswego Rotary was Kristin Earle, development director from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Central New York Chapter.

Pictured are: club president Danielle Hayden, Kristin Earle and Rotarian Sue Witmer.
Pictured are: club president Danielle Hayden, Kristin Earle and Rotarian Sue Witmer.

Earle spoke about the disease in general, giving members statistics for national and local numbers of patients suffering from CF, information about a local little girl suffering from cystic fibrosis and various events going on in Central New York to spread awareness and raise funds toward a cure.

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.

This past May a local Great Strides walk was held at the Oswego Speedway to raise funds for CF and in support of the local child with CF.

Next spring, on April 29, another Great Strides walk will be held and everyone is invited to participate.

It’s early but our club is hoping to form a team to show our support. Stay tuned.

For more information, please check out the Central New York Cystic Firosis website at: www.cff.org/centralny/