Dear Friends: I have graciously accepted my nomination as one of Tulsa’s New Leaders, and now I need your help. As a member of a group of men and women who have been selected largely because of our community involvement and career success, I have been asked by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Because of tremendous advancements in research and care, many people with CF are living long enough to realize their dreams of attending college, pursuing careers, getting married, and having kids. Thank you for helping me to raise funds for such a worthy cause. I am grateful for your support and generosity and will keep you posted on my progress. Sincerely,