Once again I am overwhelmed by the huge effort and incredible generosity of IST employees to help kids with Cystic Fibrosis live longer. I want to extend a huge congrats to the fabulous fundraisers and city teams for helping to raise money for research and to find a cure for kids with CF. Some day we will put an end to this horrid disease that impacts so many children.
Let’s give a special shout out to Lori Mitchum, Vice President of Administration, who did another amazing job to ensure we had a successful campaign. She’s a real pro! I also want to congratulate our 33 city teams and 268 registered walkers throughout the U.S. who helped raise money. This year we raised a magnificent:
Shown below are our top five fundraisers and our top five fund raising cities. The top 5 fundraisers get to choose one of four prizes including an iPad Mini 2, Beats Headphone, a Playstation 4 and a $300 Amex gift card, plus a free day of paid time off! Very cool.
Top 5 Fundraisers and Winners:
Top 5 Fundraising City Teams:
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are more than 30,000 people with CF in the U.S. and 70,000 worldwide. It is a genetic disease that attacks the lungs and impedes the ability to breathe. The good news is that donations for research have resulted in significant advancements including longer life and better quality of life. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Thank you for your tremendous generosity in helping to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. I am proud to be associated with all of you.
I hope everyone enjoys this year’s wrap-up video: