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Reminder: You Cannot Fail Scholarship

Scholarship Application Deadline:
April 18, 2013
BEF CF Ambassador, Jerry Cahill, created the You Cannot Fail program to challenge people to discover their own heroism, embrace the ups and downs of their life’s journey, make a difference by sharing that journey with others, and celebrate the stories that make them unique.

As a component of that program, BEF established the Jerry Cahill You Cannot Fail scholarship in 2012 to honor exceptional student-athletes with cystic fibrosis who, like Jerry, don’t let the disease get in their way of living lives filled with purpose, passion, optimism and courage. These energetic young adults also understand that exercise is the key to living, breathing and succeeding with CF, so they have embraced physical activity as part of their everyday routine.

Amount:  $5,000
Deadline: April 18, 2013
Requirements and other information can be found at the Boomer Esiason Foundation website.

www.esiason.org
www.youcannotfail.com
www.facebook.com/youcannotfail

Meditation – Guest Blog by Jeanie Hanley

I’m not great or even very good at meditation, or at least my idea of what should be proper meditation. Turns out that, for me, regardless of whatever is great and proper meditation, sometimes all you need is just enough meditation – a tiny little something to get you through whatever stressful situation may be occurring. Everyone has or should have a way of dealing with Continue reading Meditation – Guest Blog by Jeanie Hanley

An invitation to participate in a marketing research study New York and North Carolina

You are invited to participate in a marketing research study on site that seeks to understand the medication/treatment and needs for patients, and the caregivers of patients with cystic fibrosis.

New York
When: Monday, March 18th Continue reading An invitation to participate in a marketing research study New York and North Carolina

Sorority Rush – Guest Blog by Stephanie Rath

The more transplant evaluations I do the more they remind me of sorority rush. You meet many people in an organization and get to know them and vice versa in a very short time frame. You do your best to look well groomed, be friendly, ask important yet appropriate questions, and divulge enough information so they know you but not so much that you annoy them. Continue reading Sorority Rush – Guest Blog by Stephanie Rath

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is excited to announce the release of Jerry Cahill’s Children’s Book

BEF CF Ambassador, Jerry Cahill, created the You Cannot Fail program to challenge people to discover their own heroism, embrace the ups and downs of their life’s journey, make a difference by sharing that journey with others, and celebrate the stories that make them unique. Continue reading The Boomer Esiason Foundation is excited to announce the release of Jerry Cahill’s Children’s Book

Stem cell line could also advance research into liver cancers, cystic fibrosis

Published on March 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Chronic or acute, liver failure can be deadly. Toxins take over, the skin turns yellow and higher brain function slows.

“There is no effective therapy at the moment to deal with the toxins that build up in your body,” Continue reading Stem cell line could also advance research into liver cancers, cystic fibrosis

Vertex Readies Late-Stage Cystic Fibrosis Drug Studies

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) announced Tuesday night the design of two phase III studies for its combination therapy to treat the most common form of cystic fibrosis. The studies will each run for six months, so results could be ready as early as the end of 2013 or during first half of 2014.

If the studies are positive, Vertex intends to file for U.S. approval in 2014. Continue reading Vertex Readies Late-Stage Cystic Fibrosis Drug Studies

Going down the road feeling bad–Guest Blog by Stephanie Rath

Tuesday day started off like any other day. I woke up, showered, did my treatments, surfed the internet, and got ready for my day. However, the day was most certainly NOT like any other day.  Who was I kidding? It was the day University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) would be meeting to decide if they would take me as a candidate for lung transplant.  After being declined by Continue reading Going down the road feeling bad–Guest Blog by Stephanie Rath

Pharma And Biotech

Promising pre-clinical data in Cystic Fibrosis for ProtAffin AGs PA401 to be presented at ATS, Philadelphia, 17-22 May 2013

ProtAffin AG, a biotechnology company developing a novel class of next-generation biopharmaceuticals for inflammation, respiratory disease and oncology, has announced that a collaboration with a leading European centre for the study of cystic fibrosis has generated Continue reading Pharma And Biotech