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Will You Join Us?

“Great Strides”.

That’s the name of the annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation‘s walk for a cure.

As avid supporters of the C.F.F., John and I will be participating in the local Great Strides walk on May 14th.

We’d love to have YOU join us in our efforts!

In case you didn’t know, I have C.F. That is why I ended up having to have a double lung transplant and wrote about donating life in my last post.

Unlike many diseases and ailments that affect Americans, there currently isn’t any federal government funding that goes toward treating, or finding a cure for, C.F. That would be none, as in $0, compared to an estimated $891 million for breast cancer in 2010.

Therefore, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its efforts to raise money toward research – and ultimately a cure –  is vitally important to the lives of those diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Thankfully, there are people like the President of the Foundation, Robert Beall, who fight for us every day.

Consider his words:

In our quest to find new treatments and a cure for CF,
there is NO SUCH THING as doing enough or
doing it fast enough.”

I couldn’t agree more.

As one who has been deeply affected by this genetic disorder, I cannot express to you how crucial it is that we continue to raise funds toward research for treatments, and ultimately a cure, for C.F.

John and I are supposed to be not only walking in the fundraiser but, as the name implies, raising funds for the foundation, as well.

Here comes the not-so-fun part.

We have a lofty team goal of $1000. Yeah, I know. It’s a lot.

I hate asking anyone at any time for money, but this is a cause I truly believe in.

If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t waste your time. Believe me. 

Will you please join ‘Team Payne’ and fight for a cure for C.F.? 

All donations are tax-deductible.

Also, if you live in the area and want to walk with us, please let me know!

No donation will go unappreciated or unnoticed!  Thank you!


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