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Young Professionals Honored at Baltimore ‘35 Under 35’ CF Foundation Event

January 5, 2011

Event chair Tim Maurer addresses the crowd at the third annual B the Cure! 35 Under 35 Finest Event held in Baltimore, Md., this December.
Event chair Tim Maurer addresses the crowd at the third annual B the Cure! 35 Under 35 Finest Event held in Baltimore, Md., this December.
To recognize outstanding young professionals who are dedicated to finding a cure, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Maryland Chapter honored 35 up-and-coming leaders in the Baltimore area at the third annual B the Cure! 35 Under 35 Finest Event held in December.

“It is not only the honorees’ vocational feats we praise, but their dedication to something more than themselves,” said event chair Tim Maurer. “They have each not only accepted this honor, but they have also demonstrated a willingness to leverage their growing influence in the community to support a precious cause.”

The honorees joined together with 225 guests to raise $83,000 to support vital Foundation programs.

The event’s top fundraiser, Nick Travelstead, receives his award as his picture is displayed on the Maryland Science Center’s IMAX screen.
The event’s top fundraiser, Nick Travelstead, receives his award as his picture is displayed on the Maryland Science Center’s IMAX screen.
35 Under 35 Stars

Nick Travelstead, 32, president of Travelstead Transportation Group, raised more than $13,800 to earn the title of the event’s top fundraiser. Another honoree and top fundraiser, Katharine Schildt, 25, shared her experience learning at age 16 that she has cystic fibrosis, after several years of undiagnosed illness.

“After my diagnosis, I remember seeing older couples holding hands and enjoying life, and wondering if that would ever be me,” Katharine said. “Now, with every dollar donated, that becomes more and more possible. Your support, your donation, could mean that I live to see my 50th, 60th or even 80th birthday.”

The night’s Bid for a Cure speaker, Kasey Seymour, 19, who has CF, kicked off the live and silent auctions and thanked guests for their support. Items up for bidding included American Airlines tickets, a Boomer Esiason signed jersey, concert tickets, a White House holiday package and much more, raising nearly $10,000.

The Maryland Chapter would like to thank the event chair:

  • Tim Maurer

And its corporate sponsors:

  • Outstanding Corporate Partner by American Airlines
  • Be Free Lifestyle
  • Cosmetic Surgery Center
  • M&T Bank
  • Wells Fargo

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau.