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Greater Illinois Chapter

2008 Festiv-Ale

Event Overview


This year’s Festiv-Ale: A Celebration of Beer presented by Goose Island Brewpub Wrigleyville successfully raised $40,000 for vital CF research and brought a whole new level of awareness to over 350 guests in attendance. With 12 vendors, over 30 different hand crafted high end beers, great food, an incredible live band, The Balance, and a silent auction with over 75 packages, this event was terrific from beginning to end.

The highlight of the evening was the crowning of Feldco’s Brewmaster and Brewmistress, Patrick Nugent and Erin Kearns, with Feldco’s President, Doug Cook, presiding over the coronation. Next, Diyanna Couet and Chad Lucci, YPLC members and CF Patients, took the stage and educated and moved a compelled audience with CF101 and Bid for a Cure. Not to be outdone, CF Dad, Mike Kolassa, took the stage and lead an exciting and successful Live Auction of a trip for two to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.

A special thank you to all sponsors, brewers and Young Professional Leadership Committee Member’s for making this year’s event a great success!

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Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

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