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Great Strides Walk 2002



Posted March 1, 2002
Nine year old Alex Mooney of Phoenix, Ariz. is preparing for the Great Strides Walk 2002, a walk to raise money to help in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. For those who don't know Alex, she has CF. This amazing youngster is also a champion rider and a true inspiration. She and her parents Mike and Sara Mooney moved to Arizona from Oregon a little over a year ago because Alex was having many setbacks and was in and out of the hospital, on IV antibiotics and had lost a lot of lung function. Moving to Arizona where the climate is dry has been a big boost in her condition. Alex has not been on any IV treatments for more than a year and is on a small amount of oral antibiotics.

This is amazing and everyone is so happy to have slowed the progression down for now. But time is running out for Alex and many other young children and adults. A cure and new ways to treat this horrible lung disease need to be found. This is where you come in. In the past couple of years, Alex, with your help, has raised over $40,000 for CF. Her goal this year is $20,000. All donations are tax deductible and 100% goes to the CF Foundation. You can learn more about CF and the Foundation at www.cff.org.

If you would like to sponsor Alex in this year's walk, please send your check made payable to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (memo - team Alex) c/o Alex Mooney, 35007 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85086. The checks must be received prior to the walk which takes place the end of April.

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