In 2008, family and friends of my nephew, Reece, participated in their first Great Strides event to show their support and raise donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The following year a team name was chosen and members started walking each spring as "Reece's Monkeys" (monkey shirts have been spotted in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Missouri, Washington, and even China). Since 2008, supporters of Reece's Monkeys have donated over $75,071 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation via Great Strides events! This money is truly going towards important research that is helping those living with CF. Over the past 65 years, that research has increased the life expectancy of someone with CF from single digits to 30-40 years! And with all of our support we can continue this research until there is a CURE for CF! Please support me in continuing this important research! Donate today to make a difference! Thank you.
Here is a brief review of CF:
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatning, genetic disease that is caused by a defective gene that causes a thick, sticky mucus to clog the lungs and lead to life-threatening lung infections. The thick mucus also obstructs the pancreas and stops digestive enzymes from helping break down food therefore preventing the body from absorbing nutrients.
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