Donate Lung Cells for Research
With nearly 30 potential CF therapies in the drug discovery and development pipeline, the demand for CF lung cells is growing faster than the ability of researchers to attain them.
To continue advancing essential drug discovery efforts, the CF Foundation urges lung transplant candidates to consider donating their CF lungs to the National Disease Research Interchange. Transplant patients should speak with their transplant physician and/or coordinator if they are interested in participating in this vital program. To prepare for lung cell donations, transplant teams should also contact Rose Fantasia at NDRI (RFantasia@ndriresource.org).
So What Is a Web Cast?
In 2003, the CF Foundation broadcast the first in a series of Web casts to give the CF community another way to learn about important CF topics. The Virtual CF Education Day Web Cast Series, broadcast from recording studios and TV stations around the nation, reaches nearly 1,000 viewers each segment. But some of you may still be wondering—so what exactly is a Web cast?
Derived from “Web” and “broadcast,” Web cast refers to a unique method of broadcasting information using the Internet. Using streaming media technology, Web casts take a single content source and distribute it online to many viewers simultaneously.
Foundation Web casts invite participants to submit questions directly to panelists when registering or to e-mail questions during the live broadcast. Special guests include a range of experts from medical and scientific professionals to those with CF and their family members.
Previously aired Web casts are available on www.cff.org/LivingWithCF/Webcasts. Recent topics include CF drug development, improving lung disease and maintaining nutrition. To receive e-mails about upcoming Web casts, visit www.cff.org/register/.
Give a Gift for a Cure
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Know someone who is just impossible to shop for? The CF Foundation’s Gift for a Cure is the perfect way to show someone you care—not only about them but about helping people with cystic fibrosis.
Gifts for a Cure offers a wonderful and convenient online giving opportunity. With just a few keystrokes, donations can easily be made to the Foundation in honor of someone or a special occasion. The recipient will then receive a beautiful e-card or printable card.
Personal online registries can also be created for every occasion—from weddings, anniversaries and birthdays to retirements or bar mitzvahs.
To make your gift or create a registry today, visit http://gifts.cff.org!
Give to the CF Foundation at Work!
Are you a federal employee? If so, consider donating to the CF Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign, an employee-focused, cost–efficient and effective method to improve the quality of life for people with CF. The Foundation’s National Designation Code is 11406. The campaign season runs from September 1 to December 15. To learn more about the many ways to give at work, visit www.cff.org/GetInvolved/ManyWaysToGive/GiveAtWork/.
Do U YouTube?
YouTube has taken the nation by storm. With more than 20 million unique visitors a month, the video-sharing network is changing the way people get their news. Looking to tap into this new-age market and help increase awareness about cystic fibrosis, the CF Foundation has created its own YouTube channel, CysticFibrosisUSA.
To see the Foundation’s latest videos, visit our channel on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/CysticFibrosisUSA.