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Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Hello friends, family and prospective donors!

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

Have you ever heard of CF? A little over two years ago, I hadn’t. Then I met Ella, my girlfriend now of 2 years, who is a CF patient. Now I know quite a lot about CF! We are both Richmond natives: Ella is a microbiology lab manager at VCU and I work in public accounting for DHG. Ella is also a distinguished patient advocate and commentator in the CF community. We strive to live happy and rewarding lives together despite the daily limitations and other realities that CF patients face today. When life allows, we always choose to stay involved and do our part to push forward against CF.

Ella was recently featured in an associated press article (with video) about her experience with an experimental therapy at Yale Medical Center. Check that out here: https://www.apnews.com/b4c7e8aace4d45bca6d4b2f6b2ee0ac0

CF is a devastating genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made toward finding a cure, but your help is needed now – more than ever - to help maintain the momentum of life-saving research funded by the CF Foundation. Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, thanks to Foundation-supported research and care, the median life expectancy of a CF patient is about 40 years.

This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. CF is one of the diseases most likely to be cured in our lifetime! In most cases, a CF patient suffers due to the malfunction of a single known gene. We know exactly where the research effort needs to be directed – we just need the resources to do it. 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.

The CF Foundation is the preeminent non-profit research and advocacy organization serving the CF community. The CF Foundation also happens to be a role model for all charitable institutions and wrote the book on venture philanthropy. See for yourself on Wikipedia! (https://tinyurl.com/y5oqlal6) You can be sure that, in the hands of the CF Foundation, your donation will have maximum impact.

Better yet – you can contribute AND attend an awesome event this summer in Richmond! Join us for the annual Brewer’s Ball at Historic Tredegar Iron Works, June 27 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Live music and unlimited food and drink from local brewers and restaurants. Tickets are only $75 ($58 tax deductible). Corporate sponsorship packages are available, and a VIP Reception will be held for Sponsors at 6:00 pm. This is an event you don't want to miss! Please feel free to contact me for details! at (804) 929 3752 or at ryan.wilson@dhg.com


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