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Kolbie leads charge for Great Strides

From left, Sheila Gerymn, community relations, Kolbie Rosse, Kim (Black) Wood holding Blake Rosse, Boston Pizza owner - Chris Seeley, Jordyn Rosse and Mom Lindsay Rosse are all smiles about Boston Pizza’s donation of gift cards as team prizes for the Great Strides Walk. - Photo submitted
From left, Sheila Gerymn, community relations, Kolbie Rosse, Kim (Black) Wood holding Blake Rosse, Boston Pizza owner - Chris Seeley, Jordyn Rosse and Mom Lindsay Rosse are all smiles about Boston Pizza’s donation of gift cards as team prizes for the Great Strides Walk.
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Cystic Fibrosis Canada is making strides, because others take strides.

This year across Canada friends, family and the public will lace up their sneakers to participate in Great Strides Walk, and strive to reach the $3.3 million goal.  Since 2005, more than $18.5 million, raised through Great Strides has been invested in life-saving cystic fibrosis research , clinical care and advocacy.  It helps Canadians with cystic fibrosis live longer, healthier lives.

Here in Campbell River, five-year-old Kolbie Rosse is already telling her mom, Lindsay that she wants to start collecting pledges for Great Strides. Kolbie, along with her younger sisters Jordan and Blake, is forming her own team this year, “Kolbie’s Klan.” Last year Kolbie raised over $500 for Great Strides. Kolbie is hoping lots of other people will register as a team or as individuals for the walk. She wants to help her family’s friend Kim Wood(Black) who has cystic fibrosis.

Jo-Ann Wallis, president of the Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Campbell River Chapter said,  “I’m thrilled that Boston Pizza has jumped on board with a ‘team prize.’ Chris Seeley, manager has offered up 10 - $25 Boston Pizza gift cards for the winning team. What a great gift and awesome incentive for teams to get registered.”

Register for the Great Strides Walk as an individual or as a member of a team at www.cysticfibrosis.ca/greatstrides. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Penfield School, Sunday, May 25.  The 3 km walk will begin at 11 a.m. and is followed by a barbecue thanks to Dairy Queen and the Campbell River Kin Club.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Since 1960, donors have enabled Cystic Fibrosis Canada to invest more than $150 million in innovative cystic fibrosis research and care.

Help Kolbie help Kim by registering your team in the GreatStrides walk.  To be eligible for the team prize, register by the end of April

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