I will soon be walking in Great Strides Atlanta 2020! Please help me meet my fundraising goal by making a donation of any amount. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively to help support vital CF research, medical, and educational programs. My 7 year old daughter Betsy was diagnosed with CF in utero in 2012. From that moment forward, I have made it my personal mission to help eradicate this disease. It truly is an amazing time to help the CF Foundation, since we are so close to a cure!! New medications have recently been released for a percentage of the CF population, to help slow the progression of CF, and sometimes eliminate symptoms, thus extending the lifespan of thousands of people. But we cannot stop there. A cure has not yet been found and children continue to lose their lives to this disease. Many of you know my story, but in the hopes that you will help me spread the word, I will tell it again! Betsy is blessed to have a relatively "mild" form of CF. However, "mild" for Betsy means four sinus surgeries, two 14 day hospital admissions, an hour of breathing treatments and percussive therapy every day, and a growing list of daily medications that she must be prepared to take for the rest of her life. She is 7 years old. Betsy is a fighter, to say the least. When Betsy was in the hospital and prescribed an expensive, but truly beneficial CF specific medication, the CF Foundation was there for my family, offering guidance and direction, but most of all hope. Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the Donate button on this page to make a donation that will be credited to my fundraising efforts. Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated! Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now -- more than ever -- to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. When the Foundation began in 1955, most children with CF did not live to see their first day of elementary school. Today, the median predicted age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.