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I am honored to have been nominated to join the 2021 Virginia's Finest campaign. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF). Every year, the Virginia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts a special summer event here in Richmond, The Brewers Ball. During this event, I will be recognized for my fundraising efforts to help support vital CF research, medical, and education programs. To this end, I'm asking for your help in reaching my goal of raising at least $2,500 by July 23, 2021. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, medical and education programs.
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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 cff.org. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.
On a personal note, as a member of the CF research community since 2016, I have had the privilege of working with children and adults who are living with CF, their caregivers, and many of the dedicated professionals who are members of CF care teams. I have seen firsthand how challenging life with CF can be and I have seen the incredible impact that research can have on the daily lives of those affected by CF. In the years that I have spent working in the CF world, I have been blown away by the unwavering support and investment that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides to the CF community and research community. The programs, initiatives, educational opportunities, and research studies that are financially supported by the Foundation not only contribute to the mission of finding a cure for CF, they go toward helping to improve daily life with CF. In truth, living with CF is hard, but the Foundation constantly is working to make it less so. The funds that are raised through campaigns like Virginia's Finest allow the Foundation to keep doing this essential work. Thank you for donating and supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!