Ashley & Garrett Hess
Ashley & Garrett are participating in the Guys & Dolls Auction Gala to raise funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guys & Dolls is in its 23rd year in Charlotte and features an amazing group of young professionals who come 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. We are raising funds in his honor.
We also have a personal connection to cystic fibrosis. Our nephew, Nolan Hess, was born in March 2022 and also has cystic fibrosis. We are committed to finding a cure for CF so that Jase and Nolan can live happy, healthy lives!
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 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 53. 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!
There are two different ways you can support us:
1) Make a 100% tax-deductible donation online that will go straight towards our fundraising effort by clicking the "Donate" button on our page.
2) Attend the event and cheer for us on stage! 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'll get to see us on stage! You can purchase tickets by clicking the "Buy Tickets" button on our page.
On behalf of CF families around the country, thank you so much for your support and for ensuring that one day CF stands for Cure Found!
At the Great Strides Walk in Cleveland, OH in May 2022 with Nolan
Our daughter (Nolan’s cousin) in her Fight CF outfit 💜