There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis.  Corunna City Manager, Joe Sawyer's nephew, Gavin, of Corunna, is one of them.
The Great Strides Walk in Lansing was held at Hawk Island on Saturday, and Joe Sawyer and his team took top honors, raising the most money of all teams participating.  Individually, Sawyer also raised the most funds of any participant.  The walk raised nearly $13,000.  Of that, Sawyer's team raised more than $3,000.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking, Sawyer shared "I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis."
While the walk is over and Sawyer's team far exceeded its goal, you can still help Joe Sawyer hit his personal goal, in honor of Gavin.  Sawyer raised $1,450, just $50 shy of his personal $1,500 goal.
Denise Gardner of Owosso also participated in the event, walking in honor of her granddaughter, Victorya Babcock.  Team Victory for Victorya was also among the ten teams that raised the most money.