ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND TO HOLD MAY 15 ANNUAL GREAT STRIDES WALK
CUMBERLAND, Md. (May 7, 2021) – Allegany College of Maryland’s respiratory therapy class of 2021 will host a walk to raise funds to battle cystic fibrosis, Great Strides/A Mission for Mya, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on May 15. Interested individuals may register and donate online at www.cff.org/greatstrides by searching for “Mission for Mya” under the website’s “Find a Team” option.
The event is held on the mile track near the Physical Education Building on ACM’s Cumberland campus. In-person registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Participants are asked to follow the CDC’s COVID-19 guidance for outdoor events as well as the college’s health and safety protocols.
The walk is dedicated to Mya Harris, whose battle with cystic fibrosis ended in 2012. The daughter of Hope and Jon Harris of Frostburg, Mya was a fourth grader when she passed away at the age of nine. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting children and young adults that leads to chronic and life-threatening lung infections and digestive system impairment. More than 30,000 Americans are living with cystic fibrosis, and approximately 1,000 new cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S.