David & Laurie Ehrlich
Laurie and I are thrilled to share that after the success of last year's event, Brewer’s Ball will be back at the Wharf! This year’s craft beer and food tasting event will take place outside on Friday, June 9th.
Laurie and I continue our fight against cystic fibrosis and the tens of thousands of patients across the country and world. In 2021, Trikafta, a triple combination therapy that treats the underlying cause of CF for more than 90% of patients, was approved for children ages 6-11. It was approved in 2019 for ages 12 and up. However, children 5 and under do not qualify for this transformational treatment, as well as 10% of the patient population whose mutation deems them ineligible. And so, we continue our fight for a cure.
When my sister, Jennifer, passed away from CF in 2000, the average life expectancy of a CF patient was in their 20s. Jennifer was 21. Today, the average life expectancy is close to 50, with some patients living well into their 70s. More CF patients are able to have babies, build families, and live full lives. This is a direct result of event and foundation support that funds critical research, and accompanying clinical trials and medication developments.
If you are unable to join us under the stars on June 9th, please consider making a donation of any amount.
Feel free to reach out with questions, buy your tickets, learn more about CF, and follow @dcbrewersball on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on brewery, restaurant, and entertainment confirmations.
Laurie & David