The Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of Great Strides Franklin, a walk new to the area in 2012. Great Strides will be part of a national effort that generates critical funds to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education, and care. Great Strides Franklin marks the Foundation’s third fundraising walk in Western North Carolina, with additional walk sites in Asheville and Brevard. With the new walk, the Foundation will work in partnership with local families and businesses to raise funds for the cause. Franklin based TekTone® Sound & Signal is leading the charge as the walk’s first sponsor.