SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - More than a thousand people started their day at De Anza Cove, in an effort to save the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that mainly affects the lungs.
News 8's Marcella Lee had the honor of serving as emcee to kick off the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Great Strides" walk-a-thon Saturday.
Cystic fibrosis affects 30,000 people in the U.S., with the average life expectancy of 37 years old.
Marcella Lee and her family were among the dozens of teams raising money for a cure. And organizers say it looks like that could happen by the end of this decade.
"We are very close to a cure and everyone who supports us and everyone who's out here walking today is helping to make that happen," said Leigh Innocenti.
Friday, March 7 2014 5:14 PM EST2014-03-07 22:14:43 GMT
The weather story continues to be the heat coming this weekend.
The weather story continues to be the heat coming this weekend. Friday, the county experienced some clearing from the marine layer in the afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 70s inland and upper 60s were felt at the coast.
Friday, March 7 2014 1:24 PM EST2014-03-07 18:24:46 GMT
The grandmother of Hannah Anderson faced the cameras at a journalism forum allowing high-profile San Diegans to air their thoughts on media coverage.
The grandmother of Hannah Anderson, the Lakeside teen who made international headlines in 2013 for an Amber Alert and horrific family murders, faced the cameras at a journalism forum allowing high-profile San Diegans to air their thoughts on media coverage.