First Financial Security, Inc. will be walking in Great Strides Atlanta to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in finding a cure. We will walk to honor Maya Cook, who was diagnosed shortly after she was born with cystic fibrosis — a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that impacts many of the body’s organs and makes it difficult to breathe. Currently, no cure exists for cystic fibrosis, but we will be walking and raising money to change that.
Maya is the daughter of Ben and Kirsten Cook. Ben is our recognition coordinator at FFS and has been with us for more than 8 years. Every day he helps recognize our agents’ accomplishments and hard work. When he came to us with an opportunity for FFS to give back in a meaningful way to the CF community, we jumped at the chance. Ben shared with us,
Words cannot express how grateful and excited our family is for FFS to be supporting the CF Foundation. It gives us so much hope — not only for Maya, but for all families who fight for loved ones impacted by CF. We’ve always felt the love and support of the FFS family, and this is further proof that they live out the One Team mentality.
Since Maya’s diagnosis, the FFS community has found hope in all the progress that has already been made for those who have CF. Because of advocates like the CF Foundation, the life expectancy of someone with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. We hope to push this progress even further until research finally leads to a cure.
Join us in bringing more tomorrows to Maya and all who are diagnosed with CF. Great Strides is the perfect opportunity for our community to come together, make a difference and have some fun in the process. To participate, go to our Great Strides Story page and click the “Donate To FFS” button to give or click on the “Join FFS’s Team” and register and start fundraising.
If you would like to participate in a Great Strides event near you, click here to find one in your area.