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Honoring a friend

Cystic fibrosis or (CF) is a life threatening, hereditary disease that will take its toll on thousands of people worldwide. But with a little help from people like Taylor Latham, a sophomore at K-State University, we can fight this terrible disease.
Latham is organizing a Cystic Fibrosis Walk to honor her friend Stephen Thomas, her child hood friend, who died from CF at the age 12, and help raise awareness about this disease.
“I just want to raise money to fight this disease, to help children and adults, raise awareness and to honor my friend” Latham said.
The walk will take place at the Great Bend High School track and field on Saturday, July 25th at 8 a.m., registration is already under way and the deadline is July 10th. If you would like to preregister for the walk you can find the forms on her Facebook page at, the forms can be printed out. Registration forms can also be picked up at EZ Tan on K-96 or at the city office which is located at 1209 Williams, ask for Christina Hayes. The cost is $15 or $10 if you would just like a T-shirt, people can use the same registration form to get the T-shirt. All the proceeds that are raised will be used to help people in Kansas with CF and will be used to support medical research in the hopes to find a cure.
There will be drinks and snacks for sale before and after the walk.
If you would like more information about the walk, you can reach Latham at or by visiting her face book page at