Dear Family and Friends,
This year the 2019 CF Great Strides walk is Sunday May 5th at the Detroit Zoo. We need your help to meet our fundraising goal. Your generous gift will be used to help support the Foundation’s mission of finding a cure and improving the lives of those with CF. And, your gift is 100 percent tax deductible. You are helping Ben and all the other people, who graciously fight this disease daily. Ben spends a few hours everyday doing breathing treatments and taking many medications to help him live a healthy life. Ben does all this in hopes that he will grow old and enjoy all that life has to offer.
We will not be partaking in the actual walk this year, but we are still fundraising to help make CF stand for Cure Found!
Ben turned 11 on March 10th. Every year we celebrate his birthday I can't help but think back to his birth. It was a long five months in the hospital, as he fought for life in the NICU. We know his progress is due in part to your generous donations. The average life expectancy continues to rise because of your donations. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is constantly making great advances, to prolong the lives of those battling this disease. It gives us hope for Ben's future.
Ben is in 5th grade at St. Mary in Royal Oak. He loves school and sports. Ben plays soccer and swims on the Pleasant Ridge swim team in the summer. Ben is an energetic boy and he likes to socialize. It amazes me how far he has come. Watching him thrive and engage in all life has to offer makes me smile. We weren't sure what the future had in store for him, after his birth. His grace and humor shine through all he has to endure.
Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are making a huge difference in the lives of those with CF.
Making a donation is easy and secure. Just click the link below that says, "Click here to visit my personal page" to make a donation that will support my team. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated. Your support will help fuel lifesaving CF programs.
Thank you for supporting Great Strides! Together, we can make a difference and “add tomorrows” to the lives of those with CF.
Kati, Chris, and Ben