To our friends, family members and colleagues,
This has been an extraordinary two+ years for us all. We hope you are staying healthy and feeling optimistic about what lies ahead. For our family this pandemic experience brought into clear view the many blessings we have and underscored the deep sense of gratitude we feel for this community. Over the years your support and encouragement through our Great Strides fundraising efforts have filled us with immeasurable hope and energy that we will achieve our big collective goal: a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. We hope you will continue to stick by us because every day counts for those battling this unrelenting disease.
We are happy to announce that, for a 9th year, IAN’s ARMY will lace up their sneakers to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Great Strides event. We are happy to announce that the CF Foundation will be hosting the walk in-person on May 22nd at Artesani Park in Boston. We will be there walking for IAN’s ARMY and for all the brave CF warriors who fight every day just to breathe. They are sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and friends. We walk for them. We walk for Ian.
In Ian’s 10 years of life we have witnessed the approval of several life changing, disease modifying medicines that treat the underlying cause of CF in nearly 90% of patients. This is a remarkable achievement that would not have been possible without the backing of the CF Foundation and donors like yourself. And although these breakthrough drugs are helping more CF patients than ever before, Ian and others like him with extremely rare gene mutations will not benefit from them. There is still so much work remaining, so we continue to advocate for CF patients, fundraise to support this vital research, and wait patiently with optimism that soon it will be Ian’s turn, and that someday all people battling this disease will have their life changing medicine and their cure.
We hope you will support this cause by making a donation today to IAN’s ARMY, and we hope you’ll consider walking with us on May 22nd along the Charles River.
Thank you very much,
Ian (Army General), Marin, Jen and Brian
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