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Rusty Whittaker

Rusty Whittaker

I am thrilled to be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community.  In accepting this distinction, I have committed to helping the Foundation realize its mission of curing cystic fibrosis (CF).

My wife, Laci, and I have an innate desire to make an impact on the community in which we live and raise our children. Our philanthropic passions focus around children, education, financial literacy, and athletics.

We learned about the CF story and foundation through our good friends Jim & Jessie Bercen. Their son, Eli, was born with CF and is now entering 4th grade. When Eli was born, the life expectancy for someone with CF was 18. They fight for Eli's life everyday through a careful diet, 15 - 20 pills to help his body absorb much needed nutrients and 2 to 4 chest percussion treatments everyday for 30 minutes.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting my page and supporting the CF community 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!

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!


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