Howdy y’all! Let me introduce myself and my connection to Cystic Fibrosis. My name is Matt Phelan. I am a local Austinite, UT graduate, wannabe cowboy and currently an importer/wholesaler of tequilas and mezcals. I am the oldest out of three, I have a younger sister named Brydie and a younger brother named Clint.
Most of you know my brother Clint, he is hard to miss. But for those of you who don’t he is my much taller, stronger, better looking, funnier, red headed brother. Back in 2016 Clint was diagnosed with CF. My brother’s an absolute legend and I am dedicated to raising awareness as well as money to help find a cure. We need to continue to add more tomorrows for those living with CF.
I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. Please help me meet my fundraising goal of $10,000 by making a donation. 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 will be greatly appreciated!
If you didn't know much about Cystic Fibrosis like me, here is short summary about the facts around 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. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit 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!