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Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk 2011

posted May 9, 2011, 4:29 PM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated May 9, 2011, 4:51 PM ]
In the closing charge, it is said that every human being has a claim upon [our] kind offices.  This is never so true than with someone in need, never so true than when a child is in need.  It is in that spirit that our Masonic Brothers from North Bank Lodge and beyond will be participating this week in the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Vancouver, WA.
Freemasons of Southwest Washington have secured Bronze level sponsorship ($1,500) for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s GREAT STRIDES event, which will be held Saturday, May 14th at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA.  As a Bronze sponsor, we are afforded an opportunity to host a booth, display a banner, and will be recognized in electronic communications about the event as well as prominently identified as a sponsor on the day of the walk.
If you have some time this weekend, it would be great to take an opportunity to participate in this fantastic event and raise moeny for a very worthy charity.  If you are not able to attend, a donation would certainily be welcome to one of our lodge members, or our other Masonic bretheren, who are participating in this event.  Here are a few quick particulars on the event:
DATE: Saturday, May 14th
  • Registration begins at 9:00 AM – ALL WALKERS MUST BE REGISTERED
  • Walk kicks off at 10:00 AM
  • Walk route is ~2.7 miles
  • Lunch at ~12:00 PM
  • Event ends not later than 2:00 PM
More information is available at  If you'd like to make a donation in support of our participating brothers, here are a few links to the pages of participating brothers you might know:

If you cannot participate in the walk, make a donation to one of the Masons who will be participating the event.  Alternately, you can make a cash/check donation (checks should be payable to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation).  DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

(Thank you to Brothers David Coffing and Gordon Johnson for the information about this event, and for some of the content for this post)