This year the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gateway Chapter will be unable to celebrate our annual Reach for a Star Gala in person. However, we still want to celebrate and honor the CF Foundation’s 65th anniversary this year, and all that's been accomplished throughout our history. So alongside a group of amazing supporters, commitments totaling $65,000 has been raised to date! And now, those supporters are calling out a challenge to our CF Community to come together and donate that same amount of $65,000 - our Reach for a Star $65K Challenge!
Together, you and our community can help us reach our total goal of $130,000 by the end of the year!
We will not rest until we make CF stand for Cure Found, we will not rest until it's done. Please donate TODAY!
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In 1955, faced with insurmountable odds, but determined to save the lives of their children, a group of concerned parents came together to form the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. At that time, very little was known about cystic fibrosis (CF), but the tenacity and strength of CF families laid the groundwork for monumental progress in research, care, and treatment of a rare disease.
Today, we find ourselves living in unprecedented times with the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). But the CF Foundation’s mission remains laser-focused: to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has a proven track record of using donor dollars to produce results:
• The CF Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure and has raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to help develop CF drugs and therapies.
• Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of the Foundation’s support and our ongoing work with researchers to find a cure.
• Our relentless determination to improve and prolong life has made a dramatic difference for people with cystic fibrosis.
• Through our efforts, the life expectancy of a child with CF has doubled in the last 30 years, and research to find new breakthrough therapies and a cure is more promising than ever before.
• CF is no longer exclusively a pediatric disease. Today, more than half of all people with CF are older than age 18.