Many of you know about my past participation in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Guys & Dolls Auction Gala and my passion for supporting the cause. I am excited to announce that this year I am participating again in Guys & Dolls! 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 22nd year in Charlotte, and the tradition continues of young professionals coming together to make a difference in the lives of the 30,000 children and young adults in the US battling cystic fibrosis (CF). One of them is Ivy, who lives right here in the Charlotte area. I am raising funds in her 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 and cheer for me 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 will get to see me on stage! You can purchase tickets by clicking the "Buy Tickets" button on my page when they become available.
3) Share my efforts and send encouragement! The Guys & Dolls will be participating in team challenges as we go, and I would love to have your support in liking and sharing my efforts. Go Team Ivy!
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!
What is cystic fibrosis? 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. 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!