Cystic Fibrosis Sports Challenge Fundraiser Raises $22,000
TASSCC volunteers helped support the Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser in November at the Texas School for the Deaf. This year’s event had approximately120 participants & 15 teams and featured teams competing in various events including Rock wall Climb, Standing Long Jump, Football Throw and others. The volunteers included TASSCC members as well as others from the community. The event grossed over $22,000 and everyone had a great time!
The local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is helping care for 150 individuals with CF here in Central Texas. These individuals take advantage of our CF Care Center at Dell Children’s. The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It funds and accredits more than 115 CF care centers, 95 adult care programs and 50 affiliate programs, and more than 75 chapters and branch offices nationwide.
The Foundation contributes almost 90 cents of every dollar back into our mission so that we can continue to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Our Foundation's business model has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and by publications such as Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.
When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF were not expected to 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.