I was nominated to step outside of my comfort zone and participate in the 2021 Columbus' Finest Campaign as a Finest Honoree. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raising $2500 by August 19th to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).
Cystic fibrosis 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-saving research. Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, because of Foundation-supported research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is about 40. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day.
I'm still on my own personal learning journey vowing to educate myself on the impact of Cystic Fibrosis in our community and what I can do to help.
Here are my top three learnings so far and pretty darn good reasons to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!
1. 0 CURES EXIST FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
2. THE MEDIAN PREDICTED SURVIVAL AGES IS 41.
3. THOSE WITH CF SPEND ABOUT TWO HOURS PER DAY DOING BREATHING TREATMENTS.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is working on more than 200 research projects RIGHT NOW with 91 different research centers across the globe!
To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit cff.org.
If this tugs at the heart strings and you're interested in helping me meet my fundraising goal, please consider making a donation by clicking either the DONATE or the BUY TICKETS button on this page.
If you are local to Central Ohio and enjoy craft beer I'd encourage you to select the BUY TICKETS option to purchase a $75 ticket to this year's Brewer's Ball! As part of your purchase each guest will receive a "Brews & Bites" graze box of savory & sweet by the bite food tastings from a local caterer, paired with beer samples from local breweries. The pick up location is still TBD but will be in the Columbus area. The virtual ball is on August 19th and guests will spend the evening enjoying virtual tastings & tours from four spotlight breweries across Central Ohio. There will also be a mobile silent auction before the introduction of the honorees and the announcement of the 2021 Columbus’ Finest Award winner! If you choose this option, please toggle from "general" to "honoree" on the top of the purchase page and type my name in so that your ticket donations are counted towards my fundraising goal!
Any amount you are able to donate is greatly appreciated!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!