Associates from CHI St. Alexius Heart & Lung Clinic laced up their shoes early Saturday to participate in a walk for a good cause. The team took part in the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Stride, a walk that encourages family, friends, students and colleagues to come together to help make a difference in the lives of people living with CF. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s website, Great Strides is the Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to support the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe.
Deb Fueller, family nurse practitioner and adult cystic fibrosis clinic coordinator at Heat & Lung Clinic has been a member of the CHI St. Alexius team since the first walk in Bismarck about nine years ago. “Our goal is to someday find a cure. We hope to raise both money and awareness of cystic fibrosis in our community and rally around this cause, ” said Fueller.
CHI St. Alexius Health Heart & Lung Clinic's Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.