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WHY DO WE HOST A MEET FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS?

 

Michelle Johnson
Gymnastics Coordinator
College Park Tumbleweeds

The College Park Tumbleweeds Gymnastics program has been around since 1972.  For over twenty years as the Gymnastics Coordinator, I have seen how gymnastic meets for a cause has become a new way for the gymnastics world to impact and help specific causes.

When my nephew, Joshua Smith, was born and diagnosed with this genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), at birth the learning curve began for our family on what Cystic Fibrosis is and the impact on Joshua’s life.

My sister, Kristen Maxwell Smith, Joshua’s mother, was involved in the Tumbleweed Gymnastics program along with myself as a competitive gymnast and we discussed how great it would be to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis by hosting a gymnastics meet.

Our goal is not only to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis but to help raise funds in finding a cure.  We have partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to host the “65 Roses Invitational for Cystic Fibrosis”.

I have seen firsthand what the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has done to help and support a cure for the future.  By competing in the “65 Roses Invitational for Cystic Fibrosis” we can make a difference in reaching and meeting the goal for a cure.   Thank you in advance for your support!