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$35,000 raised to fight cystic fibrosis

May 20, 2007|By TAMELA BAKER

SMITHSBURG - The Washington County chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation drew 175 walkers and raised $35,000 on Saturday to be used for research to find a cure.

"We reached our goal," said Paula Kriner, chairwoman of the Great Strides Walk.

Walkers solicited sponsors for their mile and a half trek through Smithsburg Lions Community Park, where they were treated to lunch followed by an afternoon auction of items donated by local merchants. The auction alone raised $3,400, Kriner said.

"We had a lot of new teams and a lot of new people this time," she said.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic, potentially life-threatening disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems.

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