Kick CF with Jordan Gross is back for the fourth year to raise money for a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Carolina Panther Jordan Gross and wife Dana created the event when Jordan’s niece Brooklyn was diagnosed with the disease as a baby (http://southcharlotte.wbtv.com/news/community-spirit/cam-newton-makes-his-nfl-debut-kicking-cystic-fibrosis/62049).
Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary condition that affects the lungs and digestive system, affecting nearly 30,000 people nationwide, most living an average lifespan of 35 years (www.cff.org). There is currently no cure.
The event takes place at Providence High School in Charlotte, NC this Saturday and features NFL players “Cam Newton, Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams, Armanti Edwards, Jason Baker, Tyler Brayton, Kevin Donnalley, Chris Harris, Ryan Kalil, Jimmy Clausen, Matt Moore, and Geoff Schwartz,” among others, the site explains.
The event has raised $200,000 in previous years and is estimated to raise another $75,000 this year.
And the NFL is not the only one fighting for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Road Scholar Transport is rolling out their Cystic Fibrosis awareness truck at the Philadelphia Zoo on May 21st for the Philadelphia Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk.
From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and for a small donation of fee of $15, individuals will be registered for the walk and granted free entrance into the zoo. Take your family out for the day and help sponsor a good cause while doing so.