Cystic Fibrosis: two words you may not be familiar with. Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 people in the United States. It damages the lungs and digestive systems of those suffering from it through the production of extra, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and digestive tract. Those living with cystic fibrosis suffer from reoccurring lung infections, poor weight gain and growth as well as other uncomfortable symptoms. While you may not have heard of cystic fibrosis until now, you can take action to change the lives of those living with the disease.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is on a mission to fund medical research, develop specialized caSan Antonio Cystic Fibrosisre and to help those with cystic fibrosis gain access to quality medical care.  The work done by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is vital to find a cure and to support those with the disease. Each year the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation puts on Great Strides events across the country. The Great Strides San Antonio walk will be held on Saturday May 2, 2015.

MCLife San Antonio is coming together to build a team and walk on May 2nd. We invite you to join our team, walk in the event or make a donation.  Across our three regions (Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma) we are asking our residents to get involved. Anything you can contribute will help make a real difference for those suffering from cystic fibrosis. As part of our efforts, we are running a contest: The resident that raises the most money in donations will receive a free month of rent!

If you would like join one us at one of our Great Strides Events there are resources out there to help you fundraise and spread awareness. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers fundraising templates & tools on how to send emails and social media blasts out to friends and family.

Anyone can walk in the event, regardless of whether or not they can make a donation. Even if you don’t have money to give, we ask you to come show your support by taking part in the event.  You can also show your support by posting a #CFShoeSelfie on social media!

What is a #CFShoeSelfie? A #CFShoeSelfie is exactly what it sounds like – a shoe selfie for cystic fibrosis. Take a picture of any shoes, anywhere anytime and post it to social media using the #CFShoeSelfie hashtag to pledge your support. Through the hashtag we are raising awareness and spreading the word about the fight against cystic fibrosis. You can help us say ‘goodbye’ to cystic fibrosis.

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