Here is another encouraging email I got from the President and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation(we were fortunate enough to meet him last week at our Volunteer Appreciation meeting. I will blog about what I learned from him soon;)....
Thank you for your generous past support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With your help, we are making remarkable strides toward a cure.
Despite the economic uncertainty of the past 12 months, 2009 was a banner year in terms of scientific progress for people with CF.
We achieved important advancements in:
- Clinical testing of breakthrough new therapies designed to treat the basic defect in CF
- Development of therapies aimed at treating the symptoms of CF, including new antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs
- Quality improvement at our care centers nationwide, through the Foundation’s award-winning quality improvement program.
Thanks to your help, the median age of survival has risen to more than 37 years, more than double what it was 25 years ago.
Our progress has been remarkable, but we still lose precious lives to this disease every day. With so much promising research on the horizon, we need your support now -- more than ever before.
Your tax-deductible donation will fund the life-saving research that is adding tomorrows every day.
Thank you for all that you do.
Robert J. Beall, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Thank you all who donated the past 2 years in honor of Lil' Chris to help find a CURE for CF! As you can see, your money is being put to good use, but a CURE has not been found yet (although they did get a lot closer this past year;). I just found out that our walk for a CURE for CF for 2010 is going to be on May 1st at 9am. Please click here to sign up to walk with us, or to donate to FIND A CURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS for Lil' Chris and ALL people with CF! We raised $4,440 in 2009, so my team goal for 2010 is $5,000 and my own personal goal is $4,000. Now who is going to be my first donor for 2010???? ;-)
PS. If anybody has any fundraising ideas for me, please let me know!!