The Western New York chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will celebrate 11 years of Rising Stars this year. Each year, the CFF honors young professionals, ages 21 to 40, in WNY that are committed to professional growth through a guided fundraising and awareness campaign.
These honorees exemplify strong leadership qualities, are active in their community and have excelled in their chosen professions. In the past 11 years, honorees have used their leadership skills to generate more than $500,000 to further the mission of the CF Foundation. Their fundraising efforts have helped to cure cystic fibrosis and provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research, drug development, individualized treatment and access to high-quality, specialized care.
The virtual program includes a kickoff event, program orientation, professional development events, networking opportunities, and CF education events. With resources and a program mentor, each honoree commits to fundraising $2,000 for the CF Foundation. At the end of the campaign, each honoree is awarded for their accomplishments as a CF ambassador at a virtual awards celebration event in November.