TPThe trails and pathways of Lincroft’s Thompson Park will be the setting for a 5k race on October 26, to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research.

The Respiratory Care Association at Brookdale Community College  is partnering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides National Walk Event program, to host a 5K race benefitting cystic fibrosis research and education. The race will take place at 10 am Saturday, Oct. 26, at Thompson Park, Lincroft. Registration is at the Student Life and Activities ticket window on the lower floor of the college’s Warner Student Life Center, located at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, or at Thompson Park the day of the event. The fee is $25.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, chronic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system of an estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have enabled many with the disease to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. In 2012, Great Strides raised nearly $40 million to help support life-saving research, quality care and education programs.

For additional information, contact the Student Life and Activities Office at Brookdale Community College at (732)224-2500.