Annual Walk for Individuals Dealing with Cystic Fibrosis

Around 400 people were reported to have taken part in a run for cystic fibrosis in Regina on Sunday. The walk is organized every year to raise awareness of the disease and raise money for work being done with it in the province.

The Cystic Fibrosis is fatal genetic disease, mostly affecting children and young adults in Canada.

The event started at 10 am at St. Vital Park with the Great Strides Committee putting on the event. Even the rain couldn't damper the spirits of those walking for Cystic Fibrosis

The Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis starts at 10 o'clock this morning in Waterloo Park. Hundreds have registered for today's 5 kilometer walk which also includes door prizes, a magic show, a silent auction, and a free BBQ at the end of the walk.

Kitchener-Waterloo MP Peter Braid and World Boxing Champion Fitz "The Whip" Vanderpool are also invited as special guests.

The walk raised more than $90,000 last year and this year, their goal is to raise atleast $2.5 million across the country.

"The money raised today will help fund the research that's taking place in Saskatoon and help the patient centers here in Regina as well as in Saskatoon," Great Strides Walk Coordinator Rita Steiner said.