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Cure CF with CVT

Chris Van Tiem

Chris Van Tiem

Hi Van Tiem family & friends!
 
Welcome to our 2022 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) fundraising page!  But first, a huge shoutout and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your 2021 donations – you all helped us raise over $18,000!  While I’m not surprised as you’ve all been so generous over the years, it’s humbling to feel your unwavering support for me and CFF going on 36 years.  And that’s why this is “our” fundraiser, as I wouldn’t be the person or professional I am today, nor as healthy, without the love, support, time, effort, and money you’ve all invested in me.
 
This year’s fundraiser is a little extra special – In August, I’ll be honored by the CF Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of not only treating and controlling CF, but curing CF. 

Many of you already know that CF is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.  More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene.  Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now -- more than ever -- to help keep up the momentum of this life-changing and life-saving research.  Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. 
 
Today, because of your donations to fund Foundation-supported research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is about 40.  And, for the first time, 50% of the CF population are adults - amazing!  This is remarkable progress, but not good enough!  We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. 
 
As I prepare to accept this honor in August on behalf of all of you, I ask for your donation to help me meet my fundraising goal. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, medical and education programs.
 
Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the Donate button on this page to make a donation that will be credited to my fundraising efforts.  Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!
 
To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!
 
Let’s get to work!
 
Love to you all!
Chris

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$7,775
raised of $20,000 goal
 

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