My Uncle Jay had Cystic Fibrosis. A rare genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system, which makes it difficult to breathe and causes digestive problems. He lost his battle with the disease in 2002 at the age of 29. Although I was young, I have many great memories of my uncle and we often wonder what it would've been like to share more of our lives with him. Through genetic testing for pregnancy, my twin sister & I have found out that we are carriers of CF. This disease will continue to be passed down to future generations of our family. But thankfully due to generous donations to fund research & treatments, the outlook of those with CF has come a very long way. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s goal is to continue awareness & fundraising until a cure is found!
I have the honor and privilege of serving on the leadership team for Insure the Cure. The Atlanta insurance community is celebrating the 12th anniversary of Insure the Cure to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Over the last decade, the insurance community has raised over $2.2 million and made an astounding impact in CF research and care. Every dollar raised is helping transform the story of CF, but we are not done yet. The insurance industry continues to band together to find a CURE for this life threatening, genetic disease.