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Whitney-Lehr Koening

Whitney-Lehr Koening

I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event 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.

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!

A few FAQs for my upcoming fundraiser! 1. This is very family friendly! We'll have an inflatable water park, slip n' slide, mud kitchen, activity tent, and water table + more for kids!! We will have extra snacks and food for kids aside from the paella. 2. Adults can enjoy an open bar complete with sangria, outdoor games, wine wall, and silent auction (details TBA) 3. Feel free to share and bring friends/family/neighbors! We can accommodate up to 40 adults + extra kids. 4. To secure your ticket, simply donate $50/adult here: https://finest.cff.org/twincities/WhitneyLehr?tab=MyPage (this ensures you get tax receipt rather than brining cash/check to the event) THANK YOU for your support!


My talented friend and home chef Kelly will be making the paella!! Here she is with her birthday paella! Learn more about what will go into this tasty meal on her blog here: http://www.acharmedfarmlife.com/blog/paella-for-a-crowd


My Paella Party Fundraiser is officially live! To attend simply donate $50/adult and RSVP here: http://evite.me/WrYnVMG7um All the details.... Come enjoy paella (with typical proteins: shrimp, mussels, sausage and chicken), appetizers, sangria, beer/wine, outdoor games, and an inflatable waterpark + more for kids! Bring extra cash to try your luck on the wine wall! (100% proceeds go to CFF) This event is limited 40 people, so make your donation and RSVP today!


Thank you for checking out my fundraising page! I have been a long term supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through my brother's efforts down in Houston, former Finest honorees, and professionally partnering with CFF in the Twin Cities. I personally became more passionate about their mission when I learned I have a family history of CF while pregnant. I am humbled and excited to get more involved and help find a cure!! I have five months to reach my goal and am certain I can do it with the help of dear friends and family near and far! I will be hosting a few events locally over that time to fundraise, so stay tuned to learn more.


raised of $10,000 goal

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