The Southern California chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walks will feature extra help from the Dana Point-based nonprofit DonateGames to raise funds for research and treatment of the life-threatening disease.
Participants in the 23rd annual walk events and the general public can drop off gently-used or new video games, DVDs, game players, laptops, smartphones and other small electronics in collection bins that will be located at the start/ finish line of each Great Strides walk.
DonateGames will give 100 percent of the proceeds to the Foundation after the donated gear is refurbished and resold.
“This year, DonateGames is making it even easier for cystic fibrosis supporters to help raise funds to help find a cure,” said Michael Shumard, executive director. “We hope that people all around Southern California will think of us when they start their spring cleaning chores — their unwanted video games, DVDs, game consoles, cellphones, or laptops can help us raise the much-needed funds to wipe out CF.”
To find a cure for cystic fibrosis –– a chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of more than 30,0000 children and adults in the U.S. –– the Orange County chapter of CFF organized six walks for this year’s campaign with hopes to raise more than $1 million.
This year’s schedule of events began in Yorba Linda on April 21 and moves to Dana Point and San Dimas on April 28; Huntington Beach on May 5; and Redlands on May 19. The final event is scheduled for June 9 in Long Beach.
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