Raise money for Miles for Cystic Fibrosis
Miles for Cystic Fibrosis
Miles for Cystic Fibrosis is an Atlanta-based organization that helps raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and provides funds to assist CF families, support research for better treatments and a cure. We provide opportunities for exercise for children and adults living with the disease.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, progressive, life-threatening disease that causes recurring lung infections and limits the ability to breathe. It affects over 30,000 individuals in the United States. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical care have enhanced and extended the lives of children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can expect now to live into their thirties, forties and beyond.
Exercise has been shown to slow the rate of decline in lung function, help clear mucus from the lungs, improve appetite, and build overall endurance in people with Cystic Fibrosis. Not only does exercise strengthen the airways and cardiovascular system, an active lifestyle strengthens the psychological and social connections between physical activity, self-esteem, and health.
It is critical that children with CF develop the interest and confidence to be physically active. As more and more individuals with CF are living well into adulthood, healthy and active lifestyles contribute to both physical and mental well-being.
Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.
Lakeside Cross Country
|Sep 13||Ginger Lowrey||$26.00|
|Sep 12||Margaret Staats||$104.00|
|Sep 06||Andrea Altholz||Undisclosed amount|
|Sep 06||Jenny Kimbrell||$26.00|
|Sep 04||Candace Skurnik||$52.00|
|Sep 04||Erin Dwyer||$10.40|
|Sep 03||Rita Holbrook||$33.28|
|Sep 03||Pat Jones||$26.00|
|Sep 03||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|