Big Sky firefighters to run 5k fundraiser for cystic fibrosis

  • Source: KULR-TV NBC 8 Billings
  • Published: 10/22/2020 04:07 AM

The Big Sky Fire Department will take part in their second annual “Fighting 4 Every Breath” 5K on Oct. 22, 2020, raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis while wearing their fire gear and breathing off their air tanks. Like last year, the fire department is trying to raise $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for the genetic disease that damages your lungs and digestive system. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation more than 30,000 people in the country live with the disease and around 1,000 people are diagnosed each year. The tradition was started 13 years ago by Big Sky Firefighter Shane Farmer who carried on the 5K tradition from his former home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where his close family friends, Chris Denison and Stacy Van Gorp, gave birth to twins, Berne and Maren, born with cystic fibrosis.


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