Cystic Fibrosis Walk this weekend in Harrisonburg

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A march for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis is taking place in Harrisonburg this weekend.

For the 12th time, the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides walk will be held at Purcell Park, starting at 10 a.m. with signup before it on Saturday.

CF is a rare but life-threatening disease that has a life expectancy of about 38 years. There is still no cure for the condition. Walkers for the event raised $39,000 last year, they hope to surpass that this year, in what they expect to be their largest walk yet.

"All the money that we raise goes to the foundation and that helps to find research for new medicines," walk organizer Angie Hottinger said. "We have a new medicine coming out, we've had three new medicines that help 60 percent of our CF population but we have a new one coming out early 2020 and that one is gonna help 90 percent of the population."

Angie is walking for Team Dee Dee, her daughter has CF. If you're interested in participating in the walk or finding more info, visit the website here.