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Metro DC 35th Annual Celebrity Tennis Gala

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35TH ANNUAL
CELEBRITY TENNIS GALA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 AT 6:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate our path to a cure, enjoy the thrills of tennis through specialized clinic and round robin play. Don’t play tennis? There is still plenty to enjoy throughout the night; fabulous food, a program honoring the recipient of the Timothy C. MacCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award and sharing in the joy of the progress we have made on our path to a cure.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS In people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to infections, extensive lung damage and respiratory failure. Many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies, either because their disease is too advanced or because their specific genetic mutations will not respond. Those who can take current therapies continue to face challenging complications—leading to hospitalizations, missed school and work, and significant interruptions in their daily routine. And, many children and adults with CF still face the sobering prospect of a shortened life span.

 A CURE FOR ALL We are driven by a dream that one day—every person with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long, healthy life. Recognized globally, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has led the way in the fight against cystic fibrosis, fueling extraordinary medical and scientific progress. The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Despite this progress, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis and a life free from the burden of this disease.

TOGETHER, LET’S MAKE CF STAND FOR CURE FOUND.
Contact Information
For more information, please contact:
Kirsten Baier
kbaier@cff.org
301.215.7421 
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