I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. I recently completed my first year of law school, and was honored to be nominated for 50 Finest. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).
This is a cause very dear to my heart. Both my cousin, Anna Kampas, and my sister, Kiersten Elliott, are plagued with this progressive genetic disease. Thankfully, we have witnessed tremendous improvements in therapies, many of them supported from generous donations. I watched Anna's health improve tenfold, spending less time on hospital visits and more time hiking, skiing, and playing music. My sister was able to fulfill her dream of playing Division-1 basketball.
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.
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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!