Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Life has been taking me for a ride a lot lately, with a cold followed up in less than two weeks with a summertime flu-like virus! But more importantly, I received news that an old college classmate lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis this past weekend.

Cystic Fibrosis a genetic disease with a life expectancy of only 35 years old. Josh died at a heartbreakingly-young 31 last Friday. Cystic Fibrosis was the charity of choice for our chapter of Delta Sigma Pi in college, as one of the chapter's founders died from the disease; and it is the charity of choice for the Saint Peters Playgroup that I run, as one of our little guys has CF as well. My MOPS mentor from last year has a son with CF who's an amazing 44 years old - thanks to a double lung transplant.

So if you're thinking about it, check out the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - 90% of the charity's donations go towards research, care and education programs, so please consider making a donation today, and write it off your taxes next year. When Josh was born, life expectancy was still in the teens, and thanks to this Foundation, the life expectancy has increased from 32 to 35 years old just since 2000. It's a worthwhile cause that literally saves lives.

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