I became involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2021 through my friend, Angelina, a Cystic Fibrosis Fighter. We met at 301 Strong, our gym in Southern MD. At the time, Angelina was a teeny, jacked little 12 year old, casually throwing around heavy weights and advanced lifting equipment. As I got to know Angelina, I quickly learned her badassery in the gym was just the beginning. She hosts lemonade stands benefiting Children's Hospital, she's a great student, an avid lacrosse player, and a recent recipient of the NCEA Youth Virtues, Valor, and Vision Award for outstanding work in the community. Only 10 kids in the country are selected for this honor each year. Most recently, she became a teen advocate on Capitol Hill with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!
Angelina was not expected to live past 10 years old. Thanks to her fighting spirit, the relentless advocacy of her family, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Angelina is now a thriving 14 year old. Please join me, Angelina, and the rest of my CFF Finest Class in meeting our fundraising goal. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, medical and education programs.
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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 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!