Outlets of Des Moines to Host the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walk

1,000 local participants expected to walk 1.3 miles to raise funds for CF research and care on Saturday, May 18, 2019

ALTOONA, IOWA (May 2019) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) will host The Iowa Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walk. The walk will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and will feature an 8:00 a.m. yoga class with Yoga & Co. followed by a 9:00 a.m. registration. The walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. to all registered participants. For more information or to register, visit www.FightCF.CFF.org.

“Together with our community, we are transforming cystic fibrosis from a deadly childhood disease to the best story in medicine,” explains Melodee Pomerantz, Executive Director for the Iowa Chapter. “When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was first founded, children with CF typically did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are achieving milestones like going to college and starting families of their own. We are making incredible progress, but we can’t do it alone. We invite everyone in the Des Moines area to help us make ‘CF’ stand for ‘Cure Found,’” Melodee adds.

“We are pleased to host The Iowa Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walk here at Outlets of Des Moines,” explains Outlets of Des Moines General Manager TJ Just. “This important fundraiser provides a fun day of activities here at Outlets of Des Moines while raising funds for a vital cause,” he concludes.


About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, please go to www.CFF.org.


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