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Striding Towards a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

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| May 13, 2013

Did you know that May is cystic fibrosis awareness month? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common autosomal recessive genetic disorders in the Western world. Without effective screening and early detection, patients face serious health conditions that impact their quality of life and life expectancy. Sean Young is a 15-year old from San Diego who, along with his family, has become a powerful advocate for CF awareness. His mother Katrina sums up their mission: “One of the best gifts I think we’re able to give our son is CF advocacy. By promoting awareness and raising money for research, we’re moving in a positive direction, and it gives us a sense of ownership and control. We are going to beat CF and we’re going to do it for our child.”

See the video featuring Sean and his mom as they talk about their lives and their mission to fight cystic fibrosis. Join Sean’s team and walk with him at one of the Great Strides Walks in San Diego on May 18 and in Del Mar on May 19