Last year, I was humbled to have been selected as one of the members of the DC Metro's DC Finest class. It was a wonderful experience and opportunity to involve myself more with the CF community and the local chapter here in DC.
My connection to CF started as a baby: my older sister and nephew have CF. She’s almost 3 years older than me and my nephew is 3 years younger. They were both diagnosed before the age of one, so I mean what I say when I say it has been a part of my life from the very beginning.
I’ve been participating in fundraisers for over 30 years. The Finest program was a wonderful way to expand my presence in the CF community.
This year I am grateful to be part of the mentorship team for this year's CFF Finest Class. I look forward to networking within the CFF family and learning new inventive ways connect with the professional communities and enhance my ability to impact CF Fundraising. I believe that fundraising and research are paramount to finding a cure.
Please help me meet my fundraising goal by making a donation. By supporting my fundraising efforts, you have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease. Please consider joining us and help make medical history.
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. 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 over 50. Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. Yet, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.
To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.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!