I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special virtual event recognizing outstanding young professionals in the Philadelphia region. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).
To put it plainly - I don't have cystic fibrosis, have any family or friends with CF, or know anyone personally with CF. But since learning about how Cystic Fibrosis works, the ways it can affect individuals and their families, it's become clear that a wider call-to-action for the development of new treatments and technologies will change lives for the better. IF ONLY more people knew about this disease (and really understood what it was capable of), they would also undoubtedly want to contribute to finding a cure. Like me.
That's why today I humbly ask if you could please help me meet this 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.
Making a donation is easy and secure: just click the Donate button on this page to make a donation. This pandemic has affected us mentally, physically, and financially - so any amount you could spare will be greatly appreciated. A little goes a long way.
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. Learn more about it in this 60-second YouTube video -https://youtu.be/ppMZwjcEfxs.
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 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!