Hello Everyone! I will soon be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in my community. In accepting this distinction, I have committed to raise money to help the Foundation realize its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis (CF). In the near future I will be flooding your inboxes with a chance to participate in a fun event to help benefit the CF Foundation, but in the mean time PLEASE help me meet my immediate goal by making a donation.
Why I'm involved: This devastating genetic disease affects my immediate family in a very personal way in that my nephew, Mos Flowers, battles with it daily. His fight has become a commitment to beat this disease within my entire family under Team Flowers. Mos is one of the lucky ones, he has two amazing parents (Marshall and Meghan Flowers) that do not waiver in their pursuit of a cure for Mos, or in their support of the CF community at large. You cannot meet Mos without leaving with an over whelming sense of awe. This kid can do it all! He talks the talk, and (as those close to him know) he certainly walks the walk. Whether it’s scoring baskets, home runs, or touchdowns Mos continues to excel at every sport he plays in a brave defiance to the disease that keeps so many kids from entering the field of play. Simply put, Mos is an inspiration to all those who have the privilege of having him touch their lives. I have all the love in the world an uncle can have for this kid, and I want nothing more than to see Mos’s competitive nature beat the ultimate hurdle, CURING CF!
Statistics and why you should Donate!: More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now -- more than ever -- to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. When the Foundation began in 1955, most children with CF did not live to see their first day of elementary school. Today, the median predicted age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.
Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation, Team Flowers, and my nephew Mos!