FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2007
CW’s 7th Heaven Actress Mackenzie Rosman to Speak at Oklahoma City Area High Schools to Honor Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fund-raising
Teen actress Mackenzie Rosman, who plays Ruthie Camden on the CW network’s popular television series 7th Heaven. She is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s National Honorary Chair for its CureFinders school fund-raising program.
Rosman will make a special appearance and give remarks at Deer Creek High School, the nation’s top fund-raising school for CureFinders in 2006. She will also visit Edmond Memorial High School, which is leading the nation in fund-raising this year. Both schools are in the Oklahoma City area.
WHEN & WHERE:
- Sunday, May 20, 2007 – 6:00 p.m. – VIP Reception
330 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK 73072
- Monday, May 21, 2007 – 9:30 a.m. – School Assembly
Edmond Memorial High School
1000 East 15th Street
Edmond, OK 73013
- Monday, May 21, 2007 – 1:00 p.m. – Award Ceremony
Deer Creek High School
6101 N.W. 206th
Edmond, OK 73003
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects 30,000 adults and children in the United States. It causes life-threatening lung infections and serious digestive complications. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the CF gene. Young people are lost every day to this disease.
Launched in 2006, CureFinders is a school fund-raising program for grades K-12. More than 300 schools are participating nationwide. A total of $670,000 has been raised—each dollar critical to funding lifesaving CF research. As part of CureFinders, students collect spare change and classes compete to raise the most money at their school. The top fund-raising school in the country wins a visit from the CureFinders National Honorary Chair Mackenzie Rosman.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds CF research, has more than 80 chapter and branch offices throughout the country, and supports and accredits a nationwide network of more than 115 CF care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families.
To help fight CF, get involved in CureFinders by calling (800) FIGHT CF or visiting www.cff.org.
Elaine Mooney, Director of Fund-raising and Development:
(301) 907-2560; cell: (240) 832-4994
Celia Palmer, Director of Development, Oklahoma City Chapter:
Laurie Fink, Director of Media Relations:
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