Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine

It's that time of the year again!Group of walkers and runners celebrate before starting the 2017 Great Strides 5K

The annual Great Strides 5K walk will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Hawk Island Park in Lansing. This family-friendly event will include a DJ, Zumba, pizza, cookies, cake, Big Lug, Sparty, and plenty of fun. Please join us at the finish line and support our friends with CF.

Registration begins at 10:00 AM. The walk begins at 11:00 AM. Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Your support will help accelerate innovative research and drug development and support ongoing advanced care and advocacy programs.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disease that provides neither vacations nor breaks. It is continuous and unforgiving if ignored. Thanks to advances in medical science, we now have new medications and treatments that slow CF's progression, but the fight is not over until we have a cure. 

Nearly every dug developed to treat CF was made possible through funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For 30 years, Great Strides—the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event—has supported the effort to cure CF and raise awareness of this rare, genetic, and life-shortening disease. Great Strides gives families, friends, students, and colleagues the opportunity to come together and make a difference in the lives of those affected by CF.