Walk in Boardman raises money for people battling Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis Walk at Boardman Park

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – More than 200 people walked in Boardman Park on Sunday to raise money for people battling Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is a rare, genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe.

This is the 20th year for the walk.

Participants enjoyed food, entertainment and a post-walk victory party with Handel’s ice cream.

Colleen Novosel, the co-chair for the event, said her oldest daughter was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was only 6 weeks old.

“The life expectancy when she was born was only 18 years of age, and now it’s 45 and she’s now 43, so we’re really grateful for all the research and the programs that they have available to us,” Novosel said. 

The proceeds from Sunday’s walk go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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