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Andy Harrison

Andy Harrison

How much do you know about Cystic Fibrosis? I have to admit, 2 years ago, my answer was "not much." Through a fundraising event, some great friends brought me into the CFF - Richmond fold and ever since, I have been learning about the disease's deadly effects, as well as the impact current research has had on treating this disease. As a father, I cannot imagine what it must be like to be told that your child's life expectancy is only about your current age. What an opportunity we have to make a real difference in families' lives, as research funded by the CF Foundation continues to inch that life expectancy up for those who carry the genetic defect.

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 will soon 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 raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).

Please help me meet my fundraising goal 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!

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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Recent Donations

1. SRSally Roddey
Great work Andy! Look forward to working with you on Starry Night!
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2. ESElaine & Trib Sutton
Thanks for all you're doing to raise funds for CF!
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3. MKMike And Barb Kelly
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4. KKKathryn Kelly
Reach for a cure.
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5. JRJohn Reifsnider
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6. acAlex Cecil
Good luck with this most important effort--the Cecil family