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Cystic Fibrosis Walk This Weekend

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This weekend, ZooMontana will host a walk to raise money for research into a serious genetic illness.

The Great Strides Walk is seeking to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a progressive illness that can damage a person's lungs, as well as other organs. It is estimated that one out of every 4,000 children in the U.S. Are born with the disease.

People diagnosed with CF said these fundraisers will help find a cure.

"I think it's very important that we keep doing the research to develop more technology to try to get a cure for this, so kids don't have to grow up the same way I did," said Christopher Houser, who is a CF patient.

On average a CF patient can survive into their 30s in the U.S.