For the Love of Lungs

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Event Info

Date: Saturday, October 2nd

Location: Big Canoe Racquet Club

Contact: Sue Watters at suellowe@gmail.com

 

Dear Friends,

 We are driven by a dream that one day every person with cystic fibrosis will live a long, healthy life.  Cystic fibrosis (CF) a progressive, genetic disease causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time, drastically shortening the lives of those afflicted. Our son Kyle, diagnosed with CF in 1997, had very little reason to believe he would live that long life we dreamed for him. 
 

In October 2019 the FDA approved Trikafta. This new “triple combo” therapy has changed lives. In the year and a half that Kyle has taken the drug he has been able to return to an aggressive exercise routine including running and playing  tennis, he’s gone camping, and most importantly he feels good. His lung function has improved drastically to levels he has not seen for years. 

Our team needs YOU. We are kicking off this year’s event on Saturday, October 2nd at Big Canoe Racquet Club with a new name and a renewed passion.  For The Love Of Lungs, to benefit the CF Foundation, has a fundraising goal of $10,000 because each of those lungs belongs to a person as precious to their family as Kyle is to ours!   We are asking you to join us either as a sponsor or by donating a silent auction item
 

A generous Matching Gift will double the first $2,500 raised in Sponsorships.  

Recognized globally, the CF Foundation has led the way in the fight against cystic fibrosis, fueling extraordinary medical and scientific progress.  Working alongside the CF community, the Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments—an unprecedented number in a short span of time and helped add decades of life for people with CF.  Thanks to this work, the life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years.    
 

OF course these developments would not be possible without extensive financial support.  Your help is needed now to keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. And, although we have made tremendous progress in research and care, we have not YET found therapies that work with all CF mutations. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis and a life free from the burden of this disease.  

With Gratitude and Belief that our Dream will be Tomorrow’s Reality for All CF families,
 

Chris, Sue, Kaleigh, and Kyle Watters