A Random Act of Kindness will help make Great Strides

WANTED: Caring, supportive kids (and Moms & Dads) who are interested in sharing a full-filled morning making a difference in the lives of children and adults who battle cystic fibrosis.

Jessica Franklin, a 17 year old vivacious Upper Dublin teenager living with cystic fibrosis, is seeking to expand her team of walkers at the upcoming Great Strides Walk-a-thon on Saturday, April 21. Beginning at 10am, supportive families will gather at Citizens Bank Park to schmooze with the Philly Phanatic, munch on complimentary treats, enjoy entertainment and prepare to engage in a 5K trek through the infamous Philadelphian stadium. Jessica commented “Donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in ANY denomination are deeply appreciated!” This hopeful teenager is optimistic that a cure will be found in her lifetime for her chronic illness. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that afflicts just 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. An overproduction of thick mucus inhibits digestion and causes chronic lung infections leading to progressive and premature death.





Kids who are interested in arranging their own team of walkers for a bar/bat mitzvah project or simply to perform a random act of kindness can discover how to create a letter writing campaign to gather support. Volunteers are also needed to set up the day’s events.

For further information contact: Robin Clarke at the Delaware Valley Cystic Fibrosis Foundation office rclarke@cff.org or 610 325-6001



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