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).
Cystic Fibrosis is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. My best friend since kindergarten (20 years) and her sister were both born with CF. Our friendship is obviously strong like any friendship, but I can happily say that she has made me a stronger and better person by coming into my life. My friend's love for adventure, and the courage that I have seen her have on her hardest days have truly inspired me to never give up and to always be grateful for the life you are given. When I think of our friendship I often think of the musical Wicked, and the song 'Because I knew you' - there is a lyric in the song "Because I knew you, I have been changed for good" This is a true testament of our friendship. Going to the CF walks every year was something I looked forward to every May, fundraising for the Foundation has given me compassion, responsibility, and joy. This nomination to be a part of a leadership group of young professionals not only in my hometown of Buffalo, NY but also supporting the CF Foundation is something I never thought I was going to achieve so early in my career.
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.