Many of you know about my past participation in the Guys & Dolls Auction Gala and my passion for supporting the cause. Supporting the CF Foundation has always been important to me, but it is critical now more than ever before as we work to sustain the momentum of the Foundation and that of Guys & Dolls. The event is in its 23rd year in Charlotte, and the tradition continues of young professionals coming together to make a difference in the lives of the 40,000 children and young adults in the US battling cystic fibrosis (CF). One of them is Jase, who lives right here in the Charlotte area. I am raising funds in his honor.
There are a few ways you can support me:
1) Make a 100% tax-deductible donation online that will go straight towards my fundraising effort by clicking the "Donate" button on my page.
2) Attend the event! Ticket sales will be available in the early Fall. General Admission tickets are $150 and include appetizers, beer, and wine open bar, a DJ, and dancing, as well as entrance into the after-party at Prohibition, Tyber Creek, Connolly’s, Workman’s Friend, or Dandelion Market. VIP tickets are $225 and include all of the above PLUS – entry into the event an hour early with an open beer, wine, AND liquor bar during that hour, a hot hors d’oeuvres bar, access to an exclusive VIP bar during the event, premiere seating and a champagne toast. Plus, you will get to see me on stage! You can purchase tickets by clicking the "Buy Tickets" button on my page.
Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, patient services, and education programs. It will also help me go above and beyond for my team and of course, get us steps closer to the ultimate goal – a cure for CF. Any way you can support me will be greatly appreciated!
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
We are driven by a dream that one day—every person with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long, healthy life. Recognized globally, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has led the way in the fight against cystic fibrosis, fueling extraordinary medical and scientific progress. The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Despite this progress, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies.
Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis and a life free from the burden of this disease. We will not leave anyone behind. You are an important part of our progress. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found.
About cystic fibrosis
In people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and respiratory failure. Many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies, either because their disease is too advanced or because their specific genetic mutations will not respond.
Those who can take current therapies continue to face challenging complications— leading to hospitalizations, missed school and work, and significant interruptions in their daily routine. And, many children and adults with CF still face the sobering prospect of a shortened life span.