AUGUST UPDATE: I am overwhelmed with gratitude given the amount of support I've received so far. I've officially surpassed my initial goal of $5,000 and decided to raise the bar and increase it to $10,000. A special thank you to my company, Good Apple, for their very generous sponsorship and for supporting me always!
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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. 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!
JULY UPDATE: My first fundraising event was a big success! I recently guest bartended at my families annual Barn Party and was able to raise over $700 in just over an hour! Thank you to all of my family and friends who donated to this fantastic cause. This was not only an amazing opportunity to raise money, but also awareness of CF (many did not know what it was given the rarity of the disease) and of the awesome work that CF Foundation is doing to fund research getting us one step closer to a cure. I had some great conversations with a family members on distant relatives who suffered from CF years ago and sadly did not live past high school years. They were so excited to hear about all of the progress in treatment options available to CF patients nowadays which has extended their life expectancy into the 40's! Thank you again to everyone who has contributed so far! Gratefully yours, Alex