In the Spotlight | Area native raising funds to fight cystic fibrosis

Tara Sease grew up raising money to fight her cousin’s disease.

“I can’t remember a time in my life that my family hasn’t been doing something related to cystic fibrosis,” she said.

As a child, she participated in fun runs and other benefit events. Later, as Richland High School’s student body president, she organized T-shirt sales and donated the proceeds to organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

After she graduated from Richland in 2006, Sease moved on to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, then to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School – but she never left her pet cause behind.

Now an associate attorney at a Pittsburgh law firm, she still strives to raise money for cystic fibrosis-fighting organizations, hoping she’ll help scientists find a cure to the disease.

Sease’s efforts led the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to name her one of “Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest.” That distinction “recognizes outstanding professionals who commit to raise money, spread awareness and seek to find a cure for this disease.” Continue reading

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