Gearing up for Tulalip Great Strides Walk 2013

Source: Kelsie Dry, Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Tulalip Great Strides, Keldan2006@comcast.net

 

Team Keldan 2011

Team Keldan 2011

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Tulalip Great Strides 2013” planning is underway for the July 13, 2013 walk. Kelsie Dry, Brandy Krug and Megan Talbot announced today that they already have 8 walking Teams signed up for the event and all are busy recruiting pledges and additional teams.

As it gets closer to the walk more teams are expected to sign up at www.cff.org/great_strides, three of the original teams that signed up were the first to resign, Keldan’s Team, Brenna’s Butterflies, and Tulalip Lions Club Team, a new team this year that is already signed up is the Marysville Wrestling Team.

As you may not be aware this is the only event for Snohomish County, and it is an easy walk, only 3 miles and it is not uphill both ways. The course is flat, from the Tulalip Amphitheatre past the Seattle Outlet Mall around the back of the Tulalip Casino down towards Wal-Mart them back to the Amphitheatre for lunch and entertainment.

The Tulalip Great Strides was started by Kelsie Dry and Brandy Krug, both parents of children who are afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis and felt the need to do something to make life easier for those suffering with CF.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation designates 90% of the monies collected to go to research for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. In order to keep costs down the committee has invited local business to make an in kind donation of services and or items for the live raffle to be held at the time of the event following the light lunch.

Why We Stride
In 2012, nearly $40 million was raised to help support life-saving research, quality care, and education programs. Real progress toward a cure has been made, but the lives of young people with CF are still cut far too short. We urgently need the public’s continued support to fulfill our mission and help extend the lives of those with the disease

Thank you team captains for getting signed up and working on fund raising. Please keep up the good work.