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Alabama Chapter

CF Championship Challenge

Event Overview


August 24, 2013
6:30 PM

Cahaba Grand Conference Center
3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
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The CF Championship Challenge is an annual fundraising event designed to leverage university rivalries in a donation competition to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research. Each year's winning fans have their school's name engraved on the prestigious CF Championship Challenge Cup. With the past 3 BCS Champions in the state of Alabama and a bright looking future for teams in our state, we are building on our grand football tradition with a very special event.

Our second annual event, on August 24, 2013, will feature Keynote Speaker, Sarah Patterson. Sarah Patterson is the head coach of the University of Alabama Gymnastics Team. She has six NCAA championships to her credit.

Presented in a festive gala setting, alumni and supporters compete by challenging fans of their respective sports programs to offer donations for CF research. The trophy provides motivation to team fans and the public to maximize donations among all participants. Funds are raised through sponsorships, selling gala tickets, sponsored tables, and general donations to the cause, plus live and silent auctions.

The gala theme is football oriented, and not necessarily limited to University of Alabama and Auburn University. Team spirit, competition and traditional rivalries all come together to support the CF cause. Be part of the challenge and make a difference!

For more information, contact Elaine Chambless, Development Director at (205) 870-8565 or

Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation's knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit

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