Our son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in June 2003 at 22 months old. The following year we heard about Great Strides and the amazing events they have all over the country. It is Cystic Fibrosis’s single greatest fundraising event. In 2004, we started out with a fundraising goal of raising $5000 and now 17 years later; our Team goal has grown to $25,000. That’s a scary but inspiring number when you think about it. With Team Monkey Bunch, I have faith that we can reach it. Every year we continue to be amazed and blessed by the number of people who support our cause and the funds that are raised. This is truly the only way a cure will be found. In 1989, the CFTR gene was discovered to be the cause of Cystic Fibrosis. This was the single most important event in Cystic Fibrosis history. Since then, they have discovered over 1800 different mutations which is why it is so difficult to find a cure. This is not a one size fits all type of cure. There are numerous drugs in the CF Foundation pipeline of potential therapies that target the disease from every angle. With medications like Kalydeco and Trikafta making life saving improvements in patient’s lives, we are moving closer and closer to a cure. The more drugs in the pipeline, the greater the odds of producing successful therapies and a cure for ALL people with CF. Our goal is to continue raising money and awareness until CF stands for CURE FOUND!
Thank you for your continued support!