Huskies News · Hillcrest Students making Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis

On Saturday, our Hillcrest Student Body Officers along with Coach Natalie Moss participated in the nation wide Great Strides walk for Cystic Fibrosis.

The turnout was incredible and our students support was absolutely amazing!

Coach Moss and the SBO’s had the opportunity to speak in front of everyone that attended the walk about the fundraiser Hillcrest did this year for the CF Foundation.

This is a walk that happens all over the United States to support those with CF. In Utah there are currently 420 people with the disease. On Saturday, there were thousands of people in attendance for the Salt Lake Walk and our team was not only the biggest team but raised the most money totaling almost $20,000 of the $150,000 that was raised that day. Way to go Huskies!!

So what is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive terminal genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and decreases ability to breathe over time.

In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs.

In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually respiratory failure.

In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.

The life expectancy of someone who has CF is currently 36.

Thank you Coach Moss for being such a strong example for all of us here at Hillcrest. And thank you to our Student Body Officers for your great efforts this school year! This is our most successful fundraiser to date!

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