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Jackie McKelvey

Jackie McKelvey

Hi friends!

I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. While this is certainly a honor, what truly inspired me to accept the distinction is the mission behind the Foundation: to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives. I am determined and committed to raise a minimum of $3,000 to help the Foundation fulfill its mission and contribute to controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).

Cystic fibrosis is a devastating and progressive genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In the lungs of people suffering from CF, mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infections, inflammation, respiratory failure, and other life threatening complications. 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 believe that together we can keep up this momentum of this life-saving research and make a significant difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.

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. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!

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$1,280
raised of $3,000 goal
 

Recent Donations

$170.00
1. RFRyan Fiorini
$250.00
2. DCDouglas Carnes
Over the years much progress has been made in improving the quality-of-life and life expectancy of patients suffering from CF. It is research well worth funding.
3. JMJennifer Mikoll
$100.00
4. AEAnnie Emery
$85.00
5. JLJosh Lentz
$50.00
6. RSRobert Steinmetz