If you watch the video above, you will hear from people fighting cystic fibrosis. One of them is an adult who is benefiting from a groundbreaking drug recently approved by the FDA and the other two are children who are still in need of a lifesaving treatment.

This video shows you the perseverance, hope and courage in those who are fighting cystic fibrosis. While cystic fibrosis used to be a death sentence, people are defying the odds and statistics by living beyond the expected timeline given by doctors. Medical research, advocacy and support from organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are key in helping people get access to specialized medical care, and pave the way for new medications and drug treatments.

We believe in the work the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation does every day to better the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis through funding for a cure, specialized medical care and all of their efforts. We believe in the power of coming together to make a difference and that is why we are joining Great Strides Dallas on May 30, 2015.

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The family members of our staff that are bravely facing cystic fibrosis are the reason we stride. These individuals who refuse to give up are the reason we stride. The families that have suffered the loss of a child because of this awful illness are the reason we stride. The doctors researching to find are a cure are the reason we stride. The people who suffer on a daily basis are the reason we stride.

We are inviting you to join us on Saturday May 30, 2015 and walk with us at Great Strides Dallas. You can join our team, make a team donation, or donation to an individual team member at our team page. We need you to help us make a difference. Together we have a positive impact and will truly affect lives. Anything you can do matters. Whether you have money to donate or not we encourage all to come and walk with us at Great Strides Dallas.

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We also invite you to join us in the #CFShoeSelfie movement. Back in February, we created the #CFShoeSelfie movement as a way to spread awareness about cystic fibrosis, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Great Strides walks. We have seen support from people all across the country who want to make a difference.

The idea is simple, take a picture of any pair of shoes, anytime anywhere and post it on social media with #CFShoeSelfie. Posting one of these images sends a powerful message to those fighting cystic fibrosis. You are letting them know that they are not alone, that you believe in their fight and that you want to pledge your support. Remember: you can make a difference by adding your voice to the conversation. Please do what you can to make a positive impact, whether that is posting a #CFShoeSelfie, walking at Great Strides or making a donation. To learn more about cystic fibrosis and hear more personal stories you can visit the CFF Youtube page.

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