My Personal Connection to CF
When I was in high school, I wasn’t fully aware of all that Cystic Fibrosis was or how connected I was to it. A friend of mine had the genetic disorder and my neighbor was a doctor who researched CF at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
I never thought to ask about it or what all it entailed. I was aware my friend had to do breathing treatments, but that was all I knew. A couple of his siblings also had CF. Unfortunately, when we were starting our sophomore year, his 7 year-old sister passed away. I’ve lost touch with my high school friend, but I think about his sister’s passing every now and again.
When I found out that Choate Construction is a big part of CF fundraising, I knew I was meant to join the cause. Our Raleigh office itself has a unique tie to CF research. Inside Marsico Hall, built by Choate at UNC-Chapel Hill is the UNC Cystic Fibrosis Center where doctors and scientists alike, research treatments and a cure for CF. Over the years, our employees have planned, participated in, and supported many events and fundraisers helping to raise more than $3 million for CFF. The life span of those with CF has increased greatly with the research done at this point but we are still searching for a cure. Please help me in this fight!
About Cystic Fibrosis
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do.
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting groundbreaking research and medical progress towards a cure. Please help me reach my fundraising goal!