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CCTC event raises funds for cystic fibrosis battle

GETAWAY — People took advantage of a warm, sunny day Wednesday to raise funds for a good cause.

A cystic fibrosis walk and fundraiser took place at Collins Career Technical Center’s main campus.

The event, organized by the respiratory program at CCTC, featured a number of activities.

“We had a hot dog lunch, two for $5,” Britney McGlone, of the respiratory program, said. “We have a bounce house from Nicely Inflatables, whiffle ball, volley pong, life-sized Jenga, card tournaments, board games, softball and raffle baskets.”

She said activities were free for attendees, except for the lunch and the walk, which had a $5 fee, with proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Participants walked 10 laps around the building, which was equal to two miles, she said.

Tommy Weaver, director for the respiratory program, said funds would go to battling the genetic disease, which causes lung infections and impairs the ability to breathe.

“We do this fundraiser for research so that all children can have the opportunity to play,” he said, while taking part in a softball game with children. “Right now, the life expectancy is 38 years old and so many children don’t get to enjoy growing up like this.”