We are reaching out to you, our family, friends and colleagues, in support of our efforts to raise funds and find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. As you may know, our niece, Caroline, was diagnosed with CF when she was 5 months old. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs leading to chronic lung infections and fatal lung damage. This mucus also clogs the digestive organs, prohibiting proper digestion and causing malnourishment. There is no cure. To learn more about CF and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please see below*
It’s hard to believe that twenty-five years have passed since we have been making our annual appeal on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. That makes Caroline twenty-six years old!! A joyful milestone, indeed! We are so proud of her as she continues to expertly manage all the many things that she must do every day to keep herself healthy.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to live and breathe. Our team walks for all of them, but especially for our sweet Caroline. We hope you will support us in our efforts to raise funds for crucial research.
Jill (and my family)