Half Way to St. Patty’s Day event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
A local group of CF families will be hosting a Half Way to St. Patty’s Day Party on Saturday, September 6th, at St. John’s Jesuit High School from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to be used to research a cure for the disease.
Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a reserved table of 8. Admission includes a complete Jigg’s dinner, Euchre Tournament & DJ Music. Green Beer will be served at the Cash Bar. The evening will include 50/50 raffles and a silent auction with over 75 donated gift sets. Everyone is asked to wear their festive green attire.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by sending an email to VictoryforViolet@bex.net or calling 419-873-5779.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 40s and beyond.
A total of 175 patients with Cystic Fibrosis from this area are cared for by the local Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Toledo Hospital. Simple acts of breathing and eating are a daily challenge for someone with Cystic Fibrosis. A CF patient typically takes 20 – 25 pills a day in order to digest their food and has a minimum of two 45 minute breathing treatments each day to keep their lungs clear.
Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but help is needed now, more than ever, to keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. We’re certain that a cure is just around the corner but it can’t come soon enough for someone living with Cystic Fibrosis.
For more information, please contact Bonnie Ash at 419-874-9806/419-467-4921.