On Friday, Nov 20th, the Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host their 1st annual Brewer’s Ball at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) building in downtown Raleigh.
The Brewer’s Ball celebrates the Triangles Finest Young Professional of the Year and all the local, young professionals who have chosen to be advocates for CFF this year. (An amazing group of folks who may or may not even have a connection to CF but fundraise throughout the year.)
In the words of a friend who’s son has CF: “Our 9-year old son has CF. We are very comforted by the MAJOR medical advances that have taken place since he was diagnosed at 3 years old. With the FDA fast-tracking all CF studies, and so many new, ground-breaking drugs in final clinical stages, there really has never been a better time to support the CF Foundation. (We) join many scientists and doctors in the belief that Cystic Fibrosis is THE genetic disease that we can correct in our lifetime!
I myself have been a part of this organization in the past as a young board member and advocate. This is an extremely fabulous group of people to work with and fight for. Please if you can go, GO!
Tickets are $75 ($50 is tax deductible) and can be purchased at https://finest.cff.org/triangles-finest-tickets
More from the News and Observer via Andrea Weigl:
Are we drooling yet? I am! And a full belly always feels better for a good cause. Tiss the Season!!
Local craft beer is being provided by G2B Restaurant and Brewery, Natty Greene’s, Nickel Point Brewing, Raleigh Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company, Foothills Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
What is Cystic Fibrosis? (via Cystic Fibrosis Website)
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.
For more information about Cystic Fibrosis and how to be involved, please follow the links to their website.
Happy Holiday Season Y’all!