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Fundraising Heroes - The Kurtz Family

The only way the Kurtz family of Waukee can help children like their daughter, McKayla, who has cystic fibrosis, is by raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Kurtz family are currently the organization's leading fundraisers in Iowa. Last month, they came close to raising $20,000 for the annual Great Strides Walk in Des Moines.

"Other than taking care of McKayla, there isn't much else we can do to further the progress of research other than raise money," said Chaney Kurtz, McKayla's mom.

"It takes a long time for the money we raise to actually affect our kids - it might not affect McKayla, but maybe the next generation. But we didn't feel like we could stand by and do nothing."

Three years ago, the Kurtz family decided to try and raise $5,000 for the organization. They were bowled over when they generated about $8,000. The second year, they raised an estimated $14,000. This year's total was $18,537.

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