Team Fer Jules is back at it!
Please consider making a Great Strides 2022 donation in Julia's name. Your gift will make an extraordinary impact on her life!
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. We all know by now the stark reality of those who struggle with a compromised immune system.
Living with cystic fibrosis is a microcosm of the widespread risks of persistent antibiotic use and the potential effects of antibiotic-resistant organisms. It is more critical than ever to continue the development of new and improved treatments for complications from the disease.
Because of the incredible work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the median age of survival for someone with CF has climbed to 50 years old today. To put that in perspective, consider the fact that the survival age was 18 when Julia was born. In the 1950s, kindergarten.
While the advancements are astounding, the painful truth is that cystic fibrosis still regularly takes the lives of young people. There is still no cure. We hope you will join in to help change this!
Your gift to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation not only helps fund critical drug therapies, especially alternatives to antibiotics for CF patients who battle recurrent infections and develop resistance - which could very well benefit us all - but also helps fund important advocacy work on the federal and state level, ensuring that everyone with cystic fibrosis has access to high-quality, specialized care.
Please join us! Even if you can only spare a dollar!
Together, we are going to find a cure, and it's going to happen in Julia's lifetime.
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Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
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