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9/29 Rockstar Row

Folks supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation joined our Rockstar Row.  The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.   

Faced with insurmountable odds, but determined to save the lives of their children, a group of concerned parents came together to form the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1955. At the time, very little was known about cystic fibrosis and children were not expected to live to attend elementary school - but the tenacity and strength of CF families laid the groundwork for monumental progress in research, care and treatment of a rare disease. Since then, the CF Foundation has added decades to the lives of people with the disease – people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s, and beyond! These gains are the direct result of advances in treatment and care made possible through our innovative business model, called venture philanthropy. By raising funds needed to fuel CF-specific drug development programs, we encourage pharmaceutical companies to invest in rare-disease research. Virtually every approved CF drug available today was made possible with CF Foundation support.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Twin Cities Finest program honors the city's most accomplished men and women. These outstanding professionals are selected to be a Twin Cities Finest based on their involvement in their local community and success as a professional. Each Finest commits to raising $5,000 or more for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during a 20-week development program.

Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as we celebrate the accomplishments of Twin Cities' most outstanding men and women at their Twin Cities Finest Awards Celebration on October 5, 2017 at the Profile Event Center. The event will feature music, games, delicious food and cocktails! Tickets are $65 and can help each honoree hit their goal!