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Support Lilly's STANDOUT Campaign!

Lilly Knowles

Lilly Knowles

I am honored to announce my selection to the STANDOUT Class of 2019. STANDOUT is a program of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and each year recognizes professionals throughout Charlotte for their contributions to the community, both professionally and philanthropically. In addition to honoring young professionals from throughout the area, STANDOUT also honors one Young STANDOUT of the Year award recipient, selected by the STANDOUT committee. I am thrilled to accept the honor for 2019. The STANDOUT program culminates with an awards ceremony on Friday, October 4 at The Ritz-Carlton.

In accepting the honor of participating as a STANDOUT, I am raising funds and awareness in the fight against cystic fibrosis. As many of you already know, cystic fibrosis is a rare, genetic disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. A defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to lung infections. The CF Foundation has made incredible strides toward finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, but we aren't there yet. Events like STANDOUT raise funds to get us closer to ending cystic fibrosis.

As a friends and family members, I am asking for your financial support in the quest to help find a cure for me and so many others who fight CF. Your generous contributions go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world's leader in the search for a cure for CF. Dollars help accelerate innovative research and drug development, and advance care and advocacy. Virtually every approved cystic fibrosis drug therapy available now was made possible because of the Foundation and its supporters. Still, we will not rest until we have a cure for all people living with CF.

Please consider making a donation toward my efforts. There are two ways to help:

1) Make a 100% tax deductible donation online using this webpage.
2) Purchase a ticket(s) to join me at the STANDOUT Awards Banquet on Friday, October 4 at 6:00pm at The Ritz-Carlton in Uptown Charlotte. Tickets can be purchased on this site or by calling the CF Foundation office at 704-321-7852. Tickets are $175 and include a dinner, beer, wine, jazz music and the opportunity to support the group of STANDOUT Honorees receiving awards.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for being a vital part of this endeavor.
To learn more about cystic fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit www.cff.org.


raised of $3,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. KSKim Shocknesse
2. MMiller Family
Thanks so much Miller Family! (Brian, Erika, Dom, and Nora) We appreciate your support! The Knowles Family
3. TThe Richardson Family
Donation on behalf of the Richardson Family! Thanks Mel, Mary, Kristen, and Paige!!
4. HkHeather Knowles
I am so proud of you. Love you, Grandma Heather
5. SKSteven Knowles
Love you Grandma & Grandpa