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The Elizabeth Nash Foundation awards scholarships to assist persons with Cystic Fibrosis

The Elizabeth Nash Foundation (ENF) awards scholarships to assist persons with Cystic Fibrosis
(CF) to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 are
awarded annually.  Since the program’s inception in 2005, seventy-eight grants have been awarded. Continue reading The Elizabeth Nash Foundation awards scholarships to assist persons with Cystic Fibrosis

Check out Jerry Chaill’s Podcast with Rick Lerz

In his latest podcast, Jerry Cahill interviews Rick Lerz about what life has been like after his double-lung transplant.

Forty-five-year-old Rick grew up Queens, N.Y., and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at six months. He now is married to his caring wife, Leigh, and is the proud father of their 15-year-old daughter, Marty.

Continue reading Check out Jerry Chaill’s Podcast with Rick Lerz

CFCareForward Scholarship Celebrates 20 Years of Honoring Those with CF

Extended to Tuesday May 1, 2012 11:00 am ET.

Recognizing the financial burdens that exist for many cystic fibrosis (CF) families, the
CFCareForward Scholarship was developed to honor young adults with CF as they pursue goals of higher education and beyond. Through this program, Abbott continues its 25-year Continue reading CFCareForward Scholarship Celebrates 20 Years of Honoring Those with CF

Team Boomer Opens Registration for 2012 ING New York City Marathon

Team Boomer is accepting registrations for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

To be considered for a marathon entry, each runner must commit to make a donation or raise funds totaling $3,000 or more to the Boomer Esiason Foundation. The donations support research Continue reading Team Boomer Opens Registration for 2012 ING New York City Marathon

Taking the Stairs

Here is a guest blog from one of our directors, Cynthia.

On February 26th, my husband and I participated in “Hustle up the Hancock” – a stair-climbing fundraiser for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago.  We took the stairs from the ground level to the observation deck on the 94th floor.  This popular event attracts about 4000 climbers each year along with a number of enthusiastic  supporters.

Last year, when I did the half-climb, I noticed how crowded the event was and realized that I should be practicing better infection control.  This year, I wore my mask.  (It’s taken me a long time to get more comfortable wearing masks in public spaces where people are crowded together.  Now, I treat it as a social experiment and watch how people react.  Perhaps a few grey hairs help give me that Continue reading Taking the Stairs

New CF Profile: “Be Outspoken, Knowledgeable and Involved”

CLUB CF–http://www.clubcysticfibrosis.com/

Marsha Sible, 46, works hard to stay healthy and be her own advocate when it comes to medical care. Marsha and her husband have two sons, and she is writing a book about their experience with international adoption.

Marsha’s Childhood. “When I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at one year old, the doctors told my parents that I would live to be 14. Continue reading New CF Profile: “Be Outspoken, Knowledgeable and Involved”

PMD Healthcare will give away 5 Spiro PD’s

World Asthma Day 2012 is on May 1st.  World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) in collaboration with health care groups and asthma educators to raise awareness about asthma and improve respiratory care throughout the world.

In recognition of World Asthma Day, PMD Healthcare will give away 5 Spiro PD’s (a $219 value each)   http://www.facebook.com/spiropd?v=app_28134323652Continue reading PMD Healthcare will give away 5 Spiro PD’s

Transitioning from College to the Career World with CF

The Boomer Esiason Foundation has posted CF Wind Sprint 24: Transitioning from College to the Career World with CF on its website. http://esiason.org/thriving-with-cf/wind-sprint-24-transitioning-from-college-to-the-career-world-with-cf.php

This short video is the third in a three-part series examining the major transitioning stages for people with cystic fibrosis. Continue reading Transitioning from College to the Career World with CF

New Rimington Trophy Scholarship to Support Students with CF

The Boomer Esiason Foundation has established the Rimington Trophy Scholarship to recognize outstanding students who are living, breathing and succeeding with cystic fibrosis.

The new scholarship was established in association with the Rimington Trophy, the college football award named in honor of BEF President and former University of Nebraska center Dave Rimington. http://www.esiason.org/cf-news/rimington-trophy-scholarship-established-to-support-students-with-cf.php Continue reading New Rimington Trophy Scholarship to Support Students with CF

CF Wind Sprint 23: Transitioning from High School to College with CF

The Boomer Esiason Foundation has posted CF Wind Sprint 23: Transitioning from High School to College with CF on its website.

This short video is the second in a three-part series examining the major transitioning stages for people with cystic fibrosis. http://www.esiason.org/thriving-with-cf/wind-sprint-23-transitioning-from-high-school-to-college-with-cf.php Continue reading CF Wind Sprint 23: Transitioning from High School to College with CF