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Cystic fibrosis 'Stampede' is community wide event

MIDDLEBURY-The good people of Fire and Ice Restaurant in Middlebury are once again a major sponsor of one of Addison County's most notable charity events-the Bristol -based Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

The Bristol stampede will be held July 23-25. Located at the Bristol Recreation Field, the annual happening includes lawn and book sales, a raffle, craft and flea markets, a bake sale, a live radio broadcast, and a lots more for all ages.

Fire and Ice also joins other prominent local businesses in in support of this worthy event.

During the week of July 5-8, Fire and Ice will donate 50 percent of your food bill to the CF cure. You must call ahead for the benefit meal and bring a special voucher available on the stampede's website at www.threedaystampede.org.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects children around the world; several young people in Addison County are battling the disease. CF affects the lungs and digestion and requires a daily treatment regimen.

In 1989, David and Bonita Bedard's twin granddaughters, Kayla and Samantha were born. The Bedard family lives in Bristol and is the driving force behind the annual stampede event.

Below, in the Bedard's own words, courtesy of the Three Day Stampede, you will learn about CF and how it affects their family as well as others. The Bedard story provides our community with a compelling reason to both get involved with the Three Day Stampede event in Bristol and enjoy a delicious meal at Fire and Ice for this good cause that's very close to home.

In the words of David and Bonita Bedard-

"Within hours of the birth of Kayla and Samantha, we learned that Kayla had cystic fibrosis. We didn't know anything about CF but we learned a lot in a hurry. We found out that it is the number one genetic disease affecting children and that it would impact Kayla and her family's lives on a daily basis.

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