Lauren de Groot
I have been selected as one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 2020 "Richmond's Finest" nominees! In taking on this role, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF). I learned about CF and the CF Foundation in Virginia through my boyfriend, Saman, when he was a Richmond's Finest nominee in 2019. I learned about how the disease has taken so many precious lives way too soon. Did you hear about the new drug that came out in October 2019? This will help heal up to 90% of people living with CF! However, we need funds to ERADICATE the disease... a goal that is certainly attainable with community and national support!
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 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!