NEW YORK (CBS 2) – It’s a disease that literally takes the breath away from its victims.

There are about 30,000 people living in the United States with cystic fibrosis and each year, hundreds more are diagnosed.

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is once again rallying together to raise money and awareness about the disease with their Great Strides Walk.

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The Great Strides Walk is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event.

CBS 2 is a proud sponsor of the Great Strides Towards a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Join CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson and Hazel Sanchez on Sunday at 9am in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to participate in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk.

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Click here for more details and to register for the walk.