What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes mucus to build up and clog some of the organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas which can lead to many complications such as lung damage, digestive enzyme deficiency and many other life threatening conditions.
About the Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is dedicated in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Their focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure.
The 5th Annual Ladies Luncheon and the Leslie Petrone Women Who Take Our Breath Away Awards, not only help raise much needed funds for life saving research, but also celebrates the strong women in our CF community that give their time and talent tirelessly in the search for a cure. This year they will recognize six strong women that embody the essence of this award. These women are moms of children with cystic fibrosis (CF), clinicians and business professionals that help to make our CF community stronger. They fight day in and day out to find a cure for this disease and support the CF population in San Diego.
This year the luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the beautiful Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel. Guests will enjoy a high style boutique, freshly prepared lunch, awards presentation, unique opportunity drawings, silent auction and much more!
To participate in this luncheon or to make a donation please visit, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Diego & Imperial County Chapter.