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We won't stop #untiitsdone!

Jamie Grunsky

Jamie Grunsky

In March of 2015, I was invited to attend the 16th annual Guys & Dolls Auction Gala to support my best friend of 10+ years as she was honored on stage for raising funds for a cure to Cystic Fibrosis. Throughout her fundraising and awareness efforts, I learned a lot of about what is CF and the rare combination of genes required to unfortunately be born with this disease. What I didn't learn until the night of the event, while listening to Keynote speaker Auburn Stevens, was the kind of life that someone with CF leads. The hospital stays, the pills, the vibrating vests, the weakened immune system. These children are not even allowed to be in the same room as someone else with CF, the only other people who truly know what they're going through, due to health concerns about cross contamination.

As I've met more and more people in the CF community, I have become more and more passionate about raising funds to help my CF stand for CURE FOUND. How sad is it to think that if we stop now, the average life expectancy for someone with Cystic Fibrosis will remain at 37 years young? But the foundation is supporting research that is making wonderful progress and we won't stop UNTIL IT'S DONE.

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!

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!

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Good luck in your fundraising efforts!! This is such a great organization!
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