My friend Kristen, a long time follower of this blog, let me know about this wonderful event happening in November to support the The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The event is called the “Brewer’s Ball Celebrating Triangle’s Finest” and it is scheduled to take place November 8, 2019 from 6:30-10pm at The Rickhouse in Durham. It’s an evening celebrating the Triangle’s “finest” young professionals and features food, beer, live music, live and silent auctions, and a chance to mingle, all while being a part of a great cause: helping them to move closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). This one-of-a-kind beer tasting event has grown each year with the 2018 event hosting over a dozen different vendors including local craft breweries, and food from several Triangle area restaurants.
The event will be capped at 300 people and tickets have sold out every year! They fully anticipate another sellout year and with their biggest attendance to date. You can support CFF and help make CF stand for “Cure Found” by purchasing a ticket here. If you cannot attend but would like to support the event, a donation can be made at the same page. If you are a local business owner and would like to take this opportunity to get involved, sponsorship opportunities are available as well!
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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.
Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters — patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference. To learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation visit www.cff.org.
When I first became exposed to research as an undergrad, I was introduced to CF and have continued my interest and commitment to CF research through graduate school to my present role as a research scientist at Rho. Today, the predicted median age of survival for someone with the disease is 40 and beyond – more than 10 years longer than when I first started learning about CF. Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s investments in innovative research and comprehensive care have yielded a drug development pipeline that boasts more than 30 potential new therapies and the establishment of 115 care centers nationwide designed specifically to treat people with CF.
I am proud to be participating in the Brewer’s Ball as an honoree for Triangle’s Finest, a distinguished professional development and philanthropic program for emerging leaders in the community with a commitment to finding a cure for CF. As a leading business in the community, I would like to offer you the opportunity to participate through sponsorship or an inkind donation (such as a gift card) to support our silent auction. As a part of this event, you will demonstrate that your organization is an integral caring part of the community. You can learn more about my CF story on my fundraising page, and if you are interested in attending the event, you can purchase tickets on my page as well: https://finest.cff.org/brewersballtriangle/kristingabor