Also scroll down to check out my Passion Project: A Night Out for CF at the Om Lounge! August 6th - join us for drinks, food, and fun!
I am honored to be one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Pittsburgh's 50 Finest, Class of 2022. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help CFF realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).
Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Because of CFF-supported research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is about 40. While this is remarkable progress, it's not enough. Please help to raise funds for the research to extend this even further - until CF stands for Cure Found!
About My Bestie
More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene, and over 30,000 Americans are living with CF. My best friend, Brian (pictured above with me), is one of those people. Over the past 10 years of our friendship, I've watched him battle hospitalizations, nebulizer treatments multiple times a day, and frequent chest vest therapy. I've been able to witness the difference that donations like yours can create - allowing for research which has led to life-changing medication approvals, like Trikafta.
I really can't thank you all enough for helping to support this mission. Any amount you can donate will be used to help support vital CF research, medical and education programs.
You all are the absolute best, love you!