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Tim's Attempt to End CF!

Timothy Koerner

Timothy Koerner


In 1984, when I was born and diagnosed with CF, that was the life expectancy offered to my family. It was the prudent, reasonable expectation given to them as they considered my future prospects.

When I turned 30 in 2014, I had '14' tattooed on my feet, as a reminder that, should I ever be hanging my head about something, I should remember that life and its rich possibilities are all extra credit at this point, and it has been that way, for some time.  "So, self...(I would say, inside the privacy of my own mind) chin up, remember '14' and consider what is possible in this life." 

Starting today, on June 25, 2022, leading up to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter Gala on October 8, 2022, I ask you to consider what is possible, along with me. 

105 days to team up and make a real difference in the lives of the 30,000 CF patients in the US and 70,000 CF patients worldwide, including yours truly. 

I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 2022 Gala event as a member of the Twin Cities' Finest 2022 cohort, recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money 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, as 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to research.

Appreciated donation amounts include:

Any day you feel like life has granted you some 'extra credit' too, show it with a $14 donation.
This entitles you to a heartfelt text and hilarious GIF/Meme from me!
'65 Roses' is a common refrain in the CF community, as children with 'CF' can often not pronounce 'Cystic Fibrosis'. 
This entitles you to a handwritten appreciation letter that you may choose to frame and hang in full view of your household guests!
$1 per day leading up to the Chapter Gala, matched by yours truly running 1 mile per day over that same time span
This entitles you to a handwritten appreciation letter and social media post thanking you directly, complete with overflowing compliments and stories about how you've always been a great person throughout history and I can prove it! :)
I run 1 mile per day
I do 1 hour of my CF therapy treatment per day
(Your $210 donation signifies a sweat-equity match to my own CF care and pulmonary maintenance!)
This entitles you to a handwritten appreciation letter, social media post linking you directly where I gush about your greatness, AND me sending you a hilarious memento in the mail as a constant reminder to you of your generosity

(I am kidding...unless YOU are serious ;)
If this actually happens I will pay to have a giant check made and will get to your house to take a picture of you and I with the giant check and balloons, etc! 

Making a donation is easy and secure! 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!

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 www.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!


raised of $5,000 goal

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