May is Cystic Fibrosis Month.
And here in Saskatchewan, people are out looking for a cure for it.
On Sunday, Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Southern Saskatchewan chapter hosted the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History in Regina’s Wascana Park.
Walk committee member Twyla McDougall called the walk a great opportunity to raise awareness about the disease.
“Cystic fibrosis is a progressive disease,” she said. “We’re in a hustle to get a cure found for this. We need to raise some money to find research for medications for people that have CF, their life better, better quality and we want to find a cure.”
McDougall noted cystic fibrosis is a disease that’s not always easy to see.
“If you look at somebody that has cystic fibrosis, you’d have no idea that they were even battling,” she said.
To get the word out about the disease and the fact May is Cystic Fibrosis Month, an aggressive campaign has been going to spread awareness and raise funds.
“We’ve been trying to use everything we have,” McDougall said. “We’ve been posting things on Facebook and Instagram. Lots of people have been doing their fundraisers this month in hopes they can have money to put towards this walk.”
More information on upcoming events in the area and how you can get involved can be found on the Cystic Fibrosis website.