Our daughter, Olivia, has Cystic Fibrosis, a life shortening disease. It is our daily battle and greatest intention to keep her strong and healthy and her lungs disease free.
What is Cystic Fibrosis? CF is a genetic and progressive disease that has no cure â€“ YET. People with CF have two copies of a defective gene that causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus, which clogs the lungs and can result in persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The mucus also obstructs the pancreas, causing difficulty with absorbing nutrients, resulting in malnutrition and poor growth. In 1955, people born with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Today the average life expectancy for people with CF is 44-it was 37 when Olivia was born. I agree that this is extraordinary progress, but it is not enough and it is not the reality we accept for our little girl. We're getting so close, but close only counts in horseshoes. The answers are within our reach and we need your help now more than ever. It is your donations and support that have gotten us here.
Please help me meet my fundraising goal of $1,000, by sponsoring me. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively: approximately 90 cents of every dollar of revenue goes to support vital CF programs. Making a donation is easy and secure. Just click the "Click to Donate" button on this page to make a donation that will support my team. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me?Â We would love for you to join our team and walk with us!
â€¨Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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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!