5-Year-Old Walking for a Cure in Westhampton

Sometimes it takes a child to inspire us to do more. In a recent letter to the editor, one of our readers, Maya Ryvicker, shared a story about how her 5-year-old daughter Julia is making a difference. Instead of celebrating her birthday with a traditional party, Julia is organizing a few of her friends to join her team (Friends of Joseph) and walk for a cure for cystic fibrosis at the Great Strides walk in Westhampton Village on May 19.

Julia asked her friends to donate to the team instead of giving gifts for a birthday. Her only wish is to help a dear friend of the family who is struggling with the disease. Great Strides raises critical funds for life-saving research, education and care programs for cystic fibrosis (CF). So join the walk on May 19 and imagine the possibilities for a cure. Remember, no matter what age you are, you can make a difference.

The Westhampton Beach participation in Great Strides is anticipated to break attendance records this year. The walk will take place on Saturday, May 19, starting at the Village Green, located at the intersection of Mill Road and Main Street. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.cff.org/great_strides.

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