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April is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

By April 10, 2018November 29th, 2020No Comments

It’s that time of year again! FiltersFast.com’s Founder and President, Ray, and team FiltersFast.com, will be participating in the Xtreme Hike for the Cure in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Ray and the FiltersFast.com team will be hiking a grueling 30.1 miles on the Appalachian Trail on April 21, 2018.

Since 2013, FiltersFast.com has worked tirelessly to raise money to go towards this amazing cause and has successfully completed the hike each year. With the support of amazing vendors, customers and partners, we hope to raise $30,000+ for this year’s hike.

Why cystic fibrosis? 

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system and the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. The fluids that this disorder produces can become thick and sticky and can end up blocking tubes, ducts, and passageways. As an online filtration company, we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the community, especially if it’s a cause that aligns with our mission. Because cystic fibrosis affects the lungs, so it’s no question that we would participate in the Xtreme Hike for the Cure.
Here’s a fun recap of last year’s hike:

This year has been an exciting year for the foundation with new treatments being approved after great success in trials. Interested in reading more about the progress that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has made? Click here.

Would you like to help us reach our goal? Make a donation here.

Here’s a quick note from Ray about this year’s hike:

“Personally, the hike always proves challenging and training is a critical part of the hike.  I started training in January with short 6-8 mile hikes every weekend and have progressed to a 14-mile hike last weekend.  I will be hiking 15 miles this weekend, 16 next and 20 the week after to get ready for the 30.1-mile challenge on April 21st.  It is a huge time commitment, but nothing compared to the time those with CF have to spend on treatments every day.  I am inspired by other hikers who have CF or have family members that have CF and am excited to help them all move closer to the day that CF stands for Cure Found!  Thank you again for your generous support!”

 
EcoBlueLife.com is a replacement water and air filter company located in the United States. The views and opinions contained herein are solely those of the original author and do not represent Eco Blue Life or its affiliates. This article was originally published on FiltersFast.com  
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