Charleston CFF Row-Raiser

ROW-RAISER FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
ROW-RAISER

Date: 
Sunday, August 04, 2019

Location: 
CrossFit Integrity
1980 Ashley River Road Charleston SC 29414


Contact: 

Brittani Hough
814-795-1680
integritycfinfo@gmail.com
 

CrossFit Community,
 
The CrossFit community here in Charleston is very passionate about giving back to others in need, those who have served our country or to non-profits who serve the lives of those impacted in a way we can barely comprehend.  I admire each and every one of you; for your passionate hearts and giving spirits.
 
Cystic fibrosisis a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.  In people with CF, mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene cause the CFTR protein to become dysfunctional. When the protein is not working correctly, it’s unable to help move chloride -- a component of salt -- to the cell surface. Without the chloride to attract water to the cell surface, the mucus in various organs becomes thick and sticky.  In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infectionsinflammation, respiratory failure, and other complications. For this reason, minimizing contact with germs is a top concern for people with CF.
 
Perhaps you know someone who has been impacted by this terrible disease, but perhaps you have not – but we all have the chance to contribute to CF research through the Charleston Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
 
This month I was awarded the honor of being named one of Charleston’s Finest.  This honor charges me with the privilege of being an advocate for CFF locally and raising money for the charity.  I am asking that our amazing community come together to raise money for this amazing foundation… and have alittle fun while we’re at it!
 

This fun and exciting event will help raise funds to support my Finest fundraising efforts, and help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation forward their mission to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis. 
 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has fueled dramatic improvements in cystic fibrosis research and care. Because of the Foundation, people with CF are living longer and healthier lives.  The outlook for people with CF continues to improve year after year.
 

Thank you in advance for your support and participation to this event, you are helping to make a difference for people living with CF.

Carpe diem,

Brittani Hough