CPFF Community Walks 2024

2024 Clarke Walk for PF - Calgary

About 2024 Clarke Walk for PF - Calgary

September 14, 2024, Calgary, Alberta 

The Clarke family invites you to gather with your community on September 14 to walk for PF or cheer on those who are walking, and enjoy a bbq afterwards. 

Edworthy Park, Picnic Site #2 (10:30 AM MST)
5050 Spruce Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3B2, Canada
  • Registration is FREE
  • 10:30 am MST | Check-in opens  
  • 11:30 am MST | Speeches start at 
  • 12:00 pm MST | Walk starts  
  • 12:30 pm MST | FREE BBQ & Participant Prizes

*If you'd like to cover the cost of your lunch, you may do so by making a donation on this page. 

Select this event, then join a team, create a team, or join as an individual. You can choose to walk in person AND/OR walk virtually.

Support the Clarke Walk and CPFF

Abbie Clarke and her family have been deeply affected by pulmonary fibrosis (PF). She created a walk 8 years ago to raise awareness for the disease. Join the Clarke Community Walk for this annual in-person walk for PF on September 14. You may also choose to walk virtually throughout September in support of the Clarke Walk for PF.

Oxygen will be provided free of charge by the Clarke Walk's sponsor, Respiratory Homecare Solutions, for all those who need it when they are participating at this event. 

Participant Prizes

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2024 Clarke Walk Sponsors

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Meet Abbie Clarke and Her Family

Tune in as the Clarke Family shares their PF journey. <<Watch the video>>

​In 2015 as a Grade 3 student Abbie Clarke’s teacher challenged his students to think about what each one of them could do to make the world a better place.  Abbie felt that her world would be a better place if there was a cure for pulmonary fibrosis (PF).  One day she gathered her courage and stood up in front of her class and told her story.  It was a story about a little-known disease called pulmonary fibrosis and how this disease had affected her and her family with the loss of her dear grandfather, aunt and cousin as well as several family members struggling with the disease, including her 10 year old cousin Rayyan.  

Her story did not end there.... 

No longer was it just homework. Abbie wanted her story to come alive. She wanted people to know more about this disease. She wanted people to do research and find a cure for this disease. With courage and determination, at the tender age of 8 years old, Abbie set out to make a difference. Abbie is an avid runner, so she used her love of running and organized a school run, Abbie’s Run…..a symbol of hope, community and determination. Her goal was to raise awareness amongst her school friends and their families about pulmonary fibrosis. It was a great success but that was not enough for Abbie. She now wanted her community involved in this worthy cause. With her parents help, she contacted the organizer for the Mayor’s Run in Airdrie and the first Clarke Family Walk for PF was born. Their goal was to raise funds for research as well to educate the public on this fatal disease and its impact on families. 

After 3 years of hosting the walk with the Airdrie Mayor's Run, the family decided to move the walk to Edworthy Park in Calgary where it has continued annually, as a cherished Calgary community event for over 8 years!

See City News Coverage of 2023 Clarke Walk for PF. <<Watch Video>>

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2023 Clarke Walk for PF

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