A group of people in Estevan continue to raise awareness for a disease that affects thousands of people around the world.

After raising over $700 at a fundraiser earlier this month, Kasey McIntyre and her crew are ready to kick off the Walk to Make CF History Estevan on Sunday. It'll be at Rotary Hall in Woodlawn Regional Park with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

"There's a two-kilometre option and a four-kilometre option for participants," said McIntyre, the coordinator of the event. "We run through the day with breakfast, opening ceremonies, there's a walk kick off at 11, and then lunch is provided for volunteers and participants after."

The closing ceremonies are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. McIntyre added that anyone who is in the park that day can make a donation.

"It's actually an event that is held all across Canada on May 29 in 70 communities," she said. "There's four in Saskatchewan (Estevan, Regina , Saskatoon, Swift Current). So it's a really good day across the country for people that want to find a cure for cystic fibrosis to come together."

McIntyre, whose son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at four weeks old, also emphasized the importance of the event for people who suffer from the disease.

"People with cystic fibrosis don't get to go to events together that are indoors, for fear of spreading whatever they may have to another person attending, so the walk is really important to the CF community because it's outside," she said. "So these people can come together, they can social distance, and they can be with their families and friends, and that's why it's really important."

She added the money raised will go towards researching the disease to hopefully find a cure.

"Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease inherited in our young adults and youth in Canada," McIntyre said. "And because there is no cure for it, we go hard out there with fundraising and researching and advocate for it. There's lots of great advancements that have come along in the years, but it's a disease that can end lives way too soon. And we're seeing good things come out of this."