About Blow Away 5k

Blow Away 5K was started in 2010 by 3 families in the Trussville area with children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Out of the 9 children in the three families, 6 children have the disease. Seeing the treatments and physical therapies the children must endure to stay healthy, and also knowing of many drugs and therapies in the pipeline, the families decided to come together and start a 5K road race to benefit the CF Foundation. Each year the race has grown which allows more and more money to be used to further research and bring new therapies to market to help those living with the disease.  
Later on, these three families founded the Alabama Friends of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. AL Friends of CF gained a 501c charity approval from the IRS in 2013.