Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Amanda: Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease where each parent must have a certain defective gene that is transferred to the child, this gene causes a thick mucus to develop in the lungs and/or stomach that makes it difficult for those with CF to break down food and absorb those nutrients and/or breathe. Many patients with CF will end up dying of a complication caused by mucus in the lungs. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis, we encourage you to visit our About Cystic Fibrosis page if you click here, or to go directly to the source of our information, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website you can click here.

Why are you doing this walk?

Mariah: The four of us are high school seniors and a junior who are using this project as their senior/collaborative project, but it's also an issue that is important to all of us. Amanda has family members who have this disease and I plan to join the medical field when I finish college, each of us feels that a cure needs to be found for Cystic Fibrosis. We are hoping that this walk may become an annual occurrence until a cure is found.

Why did you choose to support the Cystic Fibrosis cause as opposed to another disease?

Amanda: I have two cousins that have cystic fibrosis, so it is a disease and a cause that I feel strongly about, as does my family. I want to make a difference and find a cure for this horrible disease. My family has been lucky enough to have both of my cousins live several years longer than was predicted and both have beautiful families, but other families are not as lucky and I want to do everything that I can in order to find a cure.

When is the walk going to be and how can I get involved?

Skylar: The walk has currently been postponed due to complications with our venue, but will occur on a Saturday in June from 9am to 6pm. As for how you can get involved, we would love any help that you can give. If you have any ideas or questions about the walk you can email us here and we are always accepting donations and sponsorships. If you would like to support our cause, we ask that you spread the word and pledge money to the cause. Together we can fight Cystic Fibrosis and find a cure!

How do we get to Bradley Lake Park?

Erin: Bradley Lake Park is located on 5th St SE in Puyallup, WA 98374.

Directions from Seattle:

Take the 1-5 S, merge onto 1-405 N via Exit 154A toward Renton, take the WA-167 N exit (exit 2) toward Renton/Auburn merge onto WA-167 S toward Kent/Auburn, merge onto WA-512 W/WA-161 S toward Puyallup/Olympia, take the WA-161 S exit toward South Hill/Eatonville/Mt. Rainier, turn left onto 31st Ave SW/WA-165, turn left onto S Meridian, turn right onto 31st Ave SE, turn left onto 5th St SE, if you reach Pierce College West Acc. you've gone a little too far.

We hope to see you there!

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