Tucson Cystic Fibrosis

Are you excited about Tucson Great Strides 2016? We are! We’ll be showing our support for those fighting cystic fibrosis at Tucson Great Strides on Sunday April 17, 2016 at the UA Mall.

We want you to Join Team MCLife!

Plus if you join before February 10, 2016 you’ll be entered to win TWO admission passes to the Tucson Botanical Garden and a $25 gift card to BJ’s Restaurant!

So what are you waiting for? Register today and join us at Tucson Great Strides this April. Also remember to post your #CFShoeSelfie and share your support on social media. Snap a photo of any pair of shoes, anytime, anywhere with the hashtag #CFShoeSelfie to get involved!

What is Cystic Fibrosis? While you may have heard people say “cystic fibrosis” you might not know what it means. Cystic fibrosis is a life threatening genetic disease that affects the digestive system and lungs of those who have it. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation estimates that 30,000 children and adults in the United States have it and about 1,000 new cases are being diagnosed each year.

What does this mean? Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a defective gene that causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus. People diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis are prone to life threatening lung infections, caused by the lungs being clogged with the extra mucus. The mucus produced also obstructs the pancreas which stops it from producing natural enzymes that are designed to help the body breakdown food and absorb nutrients.

Get Involved! We hope you join us this year at Tucson Great Strides on April 17th! Bring your friends or family and show support for those fighting this disease everyday. Remember to register by February 10th for a chance to win great prizes from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Southern Arizona!