Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Click here for homepage
Stay Informed  |  Volunteer  |  Clinical Trials

In This Section

Log In to Your Account
Find a Fund-raiser
CF Fact Sheet
Contact Us
Click To Donate  Send Page To Others Print Page

Welcome to James' The Finest: Top 20 Under 40 Home Page!

The Finest: Top 20 Under 40 Event Info
My fund-raising goal: $5,000.00
Money raised to date: $13,129.00
262.58% 262.58%

Personal Image ***New***

To help support us in our endeavors ,please make plans to attend our fundraising event the 2011 Steel Horse Poker Run. The run is an event for families, bikers, auto enthusiast and fans of fun all around. There will be live music and WZZO's Barry Dawson will be the MC. Please stop by and try your luck at a hand of cards or be a part of our Tricky Tray, 50/50 or Silent Auction activities.

Event information:


Launched in 2010, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Finest Under Forty program has recognized the Lehigh Valley’s most outstanding individuals for business acumen and community involvement. The event is attended by more than 150 of the Valley’s top business leaders and represent the most influential people in business and not-for-profit fields.

Air Products own James Fahr is not only an honoree this year, but serves as a special inspiration to the Class of 2011 since he also battles CF himself. Having been born with the deadly disease he has done his best to keep life as normal as possible while taking medicine, doing six hours of respiratory treatments daily and running intravenous medication as required to maintain his health, even throughout the day at work when necessary.

After nearly forty years of fighting CF his lung capacity went down to 23% and added the requirement of an oxygen tank 24/7. On May 19th, 2010 James received a double lung transplant at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Things are still a daily struggle, but so much better than before the transplant and getting easier every day.

Both the Morning Call and the Express Times have recognized Jim recently in their respective Papers.

Morning Call Article Link:,0,7894332.story

Express Times Article Link:

To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!


Below is a list of donors who have donated to support me. Thanks to everyone for your support!
First Name Last Name Comments
Stephen Klemick Jim, Great Job! Keep up all of the outstanding work! The Klemick Family
Beth Meckley great job on the fundraiser; it was really neat!!! love ya, beth
Heidi Delong Poker Run Fundraiser
James Fahr Poker Run Fundraiser
Karen Holzinger Poker Run Fundraiser
Karen Holzinger Poker Run Fundraiser
Kris Kunsman Poker Run Fundraiser
James Fahr Poker Run Fundraiser
Troy Kasick Poker Run Fundraiser
Troy Kasick Poker Run Fundraiser
Ang Bixler  
  Vietnam Vets MC USA Chapter L Poker Run Fundraiser
  Service Electric Cable TV, Inc. Poker Run Fundraiser
John & Mafalda Callahan  
Mark & Deb Knecht For our "Best Man"
William & Rita Grim Poker Run Fundraiser
Blaine & Barbara Holden Poker Run Fundraiser
Nadine Snyder Poker Run Fundraiser
  Dental Technology Company Poker Run Fundraiser
  Car Doc, Inc. Poker Run Fundraiser
  Quality Cable Services, Inc. Poker Run Fundraiser
  LRS & Sons, Inc. dba L & T Auto Poker Run Fundraiser
Jeffrey Stiffinella Poker Run Fundraiser
Jami Agnew Poker Run Fundraiser
Ronald & Cheryl Chontofalsky Poker Run Fundraiser
  Major Hyundai Mitsubishi Kia Poker Run Fundraiser
Judith Ladonis Poker Run Fundraiser
John Filipos Poker Run Fundraiser
Richard Rowe Poker Run Fundraiser
David Sherer Poker Run Fundraiser
Henry & Nancy Jonkman Poker Run Fundraiser
Russell & Catherine Muschlitz Poker Run Fundraiser
Timmy Papovich Poker Run Fundraiser
Robert & Cindy Held Poker Run Fundraiser
Karen Smith  
  Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.  
Kathy Czap Way to go Jim!
Sherri Meitzler I couldn’t be more happier for you and your sole mate! All the Best at the event this Sunday!
Bill and Steph Safranek You are amazing and an inspiration to many!!
  Moe Pagni's Outten Used Car Center Poker Run Fundraiser
  Robs Auto Center Poker Run Fundraiser
  Outdoor Image Landscape Designs, LLC Poker Run Fundraiser
Tony & Brenda Morrow Poker Run Fundraiser
David & Yvonne Garcia Poker Run Fundraiser
Mark Dressel Poker Run Fundraiser
Helen Keith Jimmy, I’m so proud of you!
Thomas & Bonita Beier Poker Run Fundraiser
Jay Colson Poker Run Fundraiser
  Vietnam Vets MC USA Chapter L Poker Run Fundraiser
Bruce Womer Poker Run Fundraiser
William Kitcherman Poker Run Fundraiser
William & Lisa Chapman Poker Run Fundraiser
Donald Williams Poker Run Fundraiser
Gary Cook Poker Run Fundraiser
Michael Vincovitch Poker Run Fundraiser
Scott & Amy Diehl Poker Run Fundraiser
Gregory Bachman Poker Run Fundraiser
Donald Koch Poker Run Fundraiser
David Rider  
Jessica Newport Love you Jim!! We’re forever connected! You deserve this.
Frank Rider  
Brian Rider Stay Strong! So Happy to see you being able to do everything you always wanted to!!
Denise Wescoe WTG, Jim! I don’t "ride" so I can’t participate, but I will support! Hope more »»
Christine Smith Best wishes for the event.
Tom Demyan  
Gabrielle Bryen How excellent! WTG Jim!
Craig Humphrey Jim, I’m so happy to see that you’re doing well. I remember our days from Liberty High more »»
Connie Arnold Good luck Jim!
Roseann Hludzik-Cox God Bless to you and your family!
Kimberly Krasley In support of your courageous battle, and in honor of my niece, Amanda, also a transplant recipient.
Dino & Joanna Cantelmi LOVE YOU JIM!!
Betty Waclawski  
Maryann Orwan Best wishes from us across the pond.
Barb Gerhard For James Fahr
Michelle Funk Jon and I Can’t wait for the ride!!!!! And of course some Team Sheldon time after ;)
Marsha Ajhar Your bravery and determination are inspiring! I’ve heard much about you from my sister, San more »»
Joanne Strobel-Cort Good luck raising your money Jimmy! Love you, Joanne.
Amy McHugh Congrats on your wonderful achievement! Looking forward to reading about your adventures and triump more »»
Patricia McCarthy Nawa I still hate you Jim Fahr ;)
Click To Donate  Send Page To Others