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East Texas Take Great Strides Against Cystic Fibrosis

   More than 300 showed up Saturday morning at Bergfeld park to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research, including fifteen year old Kyndall Lowe and her friends. "Me and my friends have raised money," Kyndall explains.

   Kyndall is in her fifth year walking. She was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of two. "I have to take tons of medicine," she says. "I have to take shots for my diabetes."

   Foundation Director Kay Johnston said, "Great Starts actually raised over eighteen million dollars last year for research. We are hoping that we can raise the bar and make a whole lot more this year."

   Walkers raised money for people like Kyndall, whose condition has led her to other problems like liver disease and diabetes. The walk is a national event, and one of the biggest fund raisers for cystic fibrosis research.

   And so Saturday, they came out to walk, run, ride, stroll, scoot, and roll for the cause.

   "Whatever they want to do," Kyndall says. "I mean, they raised the money. That's the big thing there."

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