The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is aggressively pursuing a cure for CF by efficiently investing fundraising dollars in life saving medical research. The 30,000 kids and young adults who battle cystic fibrosis every day thank you for supporting the Minnesota Wild and invite you to support their partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization; working to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve lives of the 30,000 kids and young adults who battle CF every day.
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease. Because CF is relatively rare, the Foundation does not receive any government funding for medical research. Every fundraising effort we undertake is crucial for fueling the Foundation’s drug development pipeline.
When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation's aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, the predicted median survival age for people with this disease is now more than 37 years.
To quicken the pace of drug discovery and development, the Foundation has pioneered an innovative and highly effective business model using the same results-driven approach of a for-profit company. The Foundation has committed hundreds of millions of dollars in collaboration with the biotech industry to fuel the search for new treatments and a cure.
For the first time in the history of the disease, CF clinical trial participants are taking oral drugs aimed at treating the basic defect in CF (a faulty protein). If successful, these drugs could add decades of life for people with the disease.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is adding tomorrows everyday. We invite you to be a part of Team CF as your involvement and financial support are critical to our success. We will not rest until we find a cure!
For additional information and to get involved, please check us out on the web at: Minnesota.cff.org
Here's how you can help support CFF in its mission to cure Cystic Fibrosis.
Attend the 2009 Wild Game Dinner a gourmet event to benefit the CF Foundation. On Friday, October 9th, seven celebrated Twin Cities' chefs will create a five-course meal featuring wild game and seafood selections, paired with wine or beer, and topped off with a delectable dessert. The Wild Game Dinner is brought to you by the Minnesota Wild and WCCO.
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