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Joanne has a Cystic Fibrosis and received a double lung transplant in 1997.
“Roses of Hope Gala”
"Just Two Dollars – Fundraiser”
I’m participating in an event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Please consider donating "Just Two Dollars" for the continued hope that Cystic Fibrosis (CF) will no longer effect the “Two Lungs” of any person, ever again.
My life with the "GIFT" of new lungs, allows me to walk on the “Rose Path” to help infants, children, and adults that suffer with CF, that they will have a brighter future, healthy lungs, and to “Smell the Roses” along the way to their dreams. Just “Two Dollars” from each of my friends will mean reaching my goal of $2,500. Of course, if you would like, more than two dollar’s, will be greatly appreciated. All donations will go towards programs to support research, care and the education of Cystic Fibrosis programs.
If you are interested in attending the “Roses of Hope Gala” please go to the Rochester Chapter Cystic Fibrosis Foundation web site: http://www.cff.org/Chapters/rochester/
"Roses of Hope Gala" will be Saturday, September 11, 2010, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, New York. Silent and a live auction. Dinner, dancing, and entertainment to make you entire evening “Rosy & Delightful & Rewarding”. Hope to see you there!! What Is Cystic Fibrosis? 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 30s, 40s and beyond.
To learn more about CF, please stop by: http://www.cff.org/LWC/AboutCF/
To read more about what is in the “Pipeline” for the treatment of CF, please go to: http://www.cff.org/treatments/Pipeline/
Most of you know that I am Joanne Schum, 47 years old, have Cystic Fibrosis, and received a Double Lung Transplant on September 12, 1997.
"Don't Take Your Organs to Heaven, Heaven Knows We Need Them Here"