What do you get when you combine incredible friends and family, a passion for curing cystic fibrosis, and a word that rhymes with Drew? Drew's Crew! Though Drew's Crew will be unable to attend the 2019 Great Strides festivities, we're still raising money because HEY! This disease isn't gonna cure itself!
Drew's Crew has been fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since the days of Game Boy and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Thanks to our ever-expanding network of supporters -- and, frankly, our stubornness -- this has resulted in donations totaling more than $250,000 toward a cure. You might not be a mathemetician, but that's A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS.
Over time, and especially in recent years, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's progress has been undeniable. Most remarkably, there are now three CFTR modulator drugs available to patients with certain genotypes. Though the scientific mumbo jumbo might be a lot to process, in the simplest terms, these drugs target the underlying cause of CF in certain populations.
I have been optimistically waiting for a drug that would benefit my particular CF genotype. Guess what, my friends -- the time is coming! There are now two drugs in Phase 3 (the final phase!) clinical trials, both of which would be applicable to me. If the preliminary trial results are any indication, this would be a groundbreaking, life-changing development. It's hard to find the words to explain what this would mean for me, but suffice it to say, OL' DREWDLE AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE!
Now, more than ever, your donation will be changing history. Please consider supporting Drew's Crew in 2019. You can (a) donate to us, (b) fundraise for us, (c) share our story, or (d) all of the above.
P.S. I can't ever not include this, just for those who want some background. Yes, it's outdated. Does it still make me cry? Also yes. Copy and paste, my friends! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_pgYPatFxc