I am pleased to share that I have been hand-selected as one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2021 Philadelphia’s Finest candidates. Philadelphia’s Finest honors some of the area’s most accomplished men and women who are selected on the basis of their activity in the community and success in their careers. I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event this coming June. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise $2,500 to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF).
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.
Making a donation is easy, secure, and tax deductible! Just click the Donate button on this page to make a donation that will be credited to my fundraising efforts. Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated! If you are feeling extra generous, you can support the foundation with a sponsorship or purchase a ticket to the upcoming virtual event that I will be honored at this June. Simply click the Buy Tickets button on this page. All sponsorships and tickets will help me to reach my goal!
This organization is so special to me due to the fact that nearly every CF medication available was made possible through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I currently work in pharmaceuticals, specifically in the research and development department. And knowing that my fundraising efforts could contribute to the finding of a better drug, more affordable patient care, or even a cure would be truly so rewarding!
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 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!
Killian, my godfather, Johnny Cotter and his wife Susan had three children, and the two oldest had cystic fibrosis. Through much prayer and constant care from their parents, Maureen and Jack lived into their 30s, and Maureen even got married to a great man who knew she would not have a long life. Thank you for your efforts to end this difficult disease.
Congratulations, Killian, and best of luck meeting this and all your goals. Love, Uncle Mike and Aunt Del