Great Drives for Cystic Fibrosis Research – Contribute Today!
On October 8th, TOBIA was privileged to participate in the Great Drives golf event, which was hosted by Siobhan Reid and Liz Christ at the Fairmont Country Club in Chatham, New Jersey. The inaugural event, co-sponsored by the Shaun O’Hara Foundation, successfully raised funds to support important research to cure Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening and life-shortening disease that effects over 30,000 Americans and 70,000 worldwide.
More than 100 golfers participated in the tournament, dinner and auctions, including the live auction conducted with great effect and humor by former NY Giants center, Shaun O’Hara, and his assistant, Annabelle Christ an extraordinary young girl who is fighting CF every day. Participants were also privileged to know Conor Reid, a high school senior with CF, who despite the two hours of treatment he must undergo every day, exhibits an amazingly positive attitude about the remaining 22 hours that his daily investment affords him.
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. This is in stark contrast to the 1950s, when few children with Cystic Fibrosis lived to attend elementary school.
Click here to make a contribution that could change the life of someone living with Cystic Fibrosis. Ninety cents of every dollar you contribute goes directly to find the cure.