I am excited to return to the CF Foundation as part of the Guys & Dolls Auction Gala to raise funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guys & Dolls is in its 22nd year in Charlotte and features an amazing group of young professionals who come 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 Cameron, a two-year-old who lives right here in the Charlotte area. I’m raising funds in his honor.
I also fight so that no other family has to experience the pain of losing a child to CF. My niece, Gracelyn, was a CF Fighter. She was fierce, strong and beautiful. She was a mighty hunter and a graceful dancer. At age 10, she received a double lung transplant. Those new lungs gave her the ability to really breathe, play and laugh for the first time and gave her an extra two years of life. Our time with her was cut short after her new lungs went into rejection at the age of 12. I fight in her memory to ensure no other families have to lose a loved one to CF. Below is Gracelyn on a hunt with her pink rifle.
As a participant in Guys & Dolls, I have agreed to raise funds as well as put together a fabulous Live Auction Package that will be auctioned off on stage in front of more than 500 people on event night, March 26, 2022.
There are two different ways you can support me:
- Make a 100% tax-deductible donation online that will go straight towards my fundraising effort by clicking the "Donate" button on my page.
- 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'll get to see me on stage! You can purchase tickets soon!
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 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!
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.