Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners!

The US Adult CF Association (USACFA) is excited to announce our recipients of the Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship for the Spring of 2019.

In our evaluation, we look for students who demonstrate tremendous academic achievement, community involvement and a powerful understanding of how having CF matched with these achievements places them in a unique situation to gain leadership roles within the community. Our scholarship is open to all pursuing any degree, from associates to Ph.Ds. We believe that any higher education is a strong foundation for advocacy and involvement in CF.

We are pleased to announce Rebecca Cedillo and Michael Miccioli as the recipients of this semesters’ scholarship. Congratulations to them! They will be awarded $2500 each.

Both of our recipients demonstrated the leadership, intelligence, and drive of Lauren Melissa Kelly. We at USACFA look forward to seeing them further develop their leadership and advocacy in the cystic fibrosis community.

We are excited to announce more scholarship opportunities coming soon! Please stay tuned for more information. For questions, please contact us at scholarships@usacfa.org.

We Thank You!!

We sincerely thank each and every one of you who donated to CF Roundtable yesterday on Giving Tuesday.

Your contributions are immeasurable! Your support of our organization means the support of many many individuals with CF to help join us as a community and to help spread awareness and resources.

Thank you!

Happy Holidays!

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow!

Dear CF Roundtable Subscriber,

Please consider donating to CF Roundtable tomorrow on Giving Tuesday, November 27th, a national day of giving.

For double the impact, The McComb Foundation will match your donation!!

Your generous past contributions have been essential in helping those with cystic fibrosis find support, medical information and resources through CF Roundtable.

As one reader shared, “I believe my mental and physical health is in a better place than it would be without CF Roundtable. From the importance of exercise, to tips on traveling, to summaries of medical journal articles (some of which not even my doctor was aware of!) – all have had a positive influence on my life. But perhaps the most impactful aspect has been lessening feelings of isolation of living with such a cruel, isolating disease. Thank you!”

Because of you:

  • All of our readers receive the CF Roundtable newsletter at no cost.
  • Our publication & website have the latest research, legal and critical knowledge that has helped to maximize medical care.
  • CF Roundtable gives scholarships to students with CF who are striving for higher education.
  • Our Speakers Bureau presenters (who are all adults with CF) speak at your CF events and spread education and support about CF.
  • We can continue all of this and more!

CF Roundtable is run by a board of adults with CF from our editors to our directors. Our time is 100% voluntary. Together, we create the CF Roundtable publication, website, and numerous programs. We do this for you and our vital CF community.

We hope to count on your support this year. Ultimately, your gift would keep CF Roundtable and the miracles coming! Please go to our website at www.cfroundtable.com or click here and donate!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear CF Roundtable Readers,

We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

At CF Roundtable, we are thankful for our readers and subscribers. Thank you for making Cf Roundtable a part of your life and may you have a holiday filled with happiness and the joys of life!

Tis the season of giving and with the holidays upon us, please consider donating to CF Roundtable on Giving Tuesday, November 27th, a national day of giving.

Your generous past contributions have been essential in helping those with cystic fibrosis find support, medical information, and resources through CF Roundtable.

Ultimately, your gift would keep CF Roundtable and the miracles coming! Please go to our website at www.cfroundtable.com and donate!

Third Annual CF Roundtable Gratitude Dinner

On October 17th, during the NACFC conference in Denver, CO, CF Roundtable (USACFA) hosted a dinner event honoring 68 social workers and other CF Care team members.

It was hosted by our very own Beth Sufian, JD and an informative presentation was given by Isabel Stenzel Byrnes.

The evening ended with a Gratitude Ceremony recognizing the importance of the CF team members to the health and well being of people with CF. Many attendees said the evening was the highlight of their attendance at NACFC.

Halloween themed goodie bags were handed out to each attendee, which contained a tote bag, with a lung design created by our talented director, Ella Balasa.

A big thanks to everyone who attended!

We have a limited number of totes remaining. This #givingtuesday be one of our first donors and you can recieve one of our very limited edition totes when you donate $100 or more to CF Roundtable! First come, first served basis!

 

Please support us through AmazonSmile

This is the season of giving! The holidays are approaching and we know our supporters are busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more for family and friends.

Did you know that your purchases can make a difference?

When you purchase on Amazon Smile, specifically smile.amazon.com/ch/93-1036770, they donate to United States Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association (CF Roundtable) when you do your holiday shopping!

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice.

Please support us through this simple and automatic way every time you shop, at no cost to you. United States Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association (CF Roundtable) sincerely thanks you!

Happy Holidays!

USACFA NAMED “2018 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits

The 2018 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award Winners list is published!

Award based on Outstanding Online Reviews

USACFA, publishers of CF Roundtable, has been named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that USACFA received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients.

Making the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List helps USACFA get visibility, trust, and recognition. It is promoted to donors on the GreatNonprofits website.

As donors look for nonprofits to give to in this season of giving, you can also share the good news about USACFA, publishers of CF Roundtable being a 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit!

To see USACFA, publishers of CF Roundtable’s new Top-Rated Nonprofit badge Click here.

We thank you all!

Giving Tuesday 2018

Hello CF Roundtable Subscriber,

With the holidays upon us, please consider donating to CF Roundtable on Giving Tuesday, November 27th, a national day of giving.

Your generous past contributions have been essential in helping those with cystic fibrosis find support, medical information, and resources through CF Roundtable.

Because of you:

  • All of our readers receive CF Roundtable free and have access to the latest research, legal and critical knowledge that has maximized their medical care.
  • CF Roundtable can support scholarships for students with CF striving for higher education.
  • Our Speakers Bureau presenters (who are all adults with CF) can speak at your next CF event and spread education and support about CF to other adults with CF, health care personnel, family and/or friends.
  • We can continue all of this and more!

CF Roundtable is run by an amazing board of directors who are all adults with CF. Our time is 100% voluntary. Together, we create the CF Roundtable publication, website and numerous programs for you and our vital CF community.

We hope to count on your support this year. Ultimately, your gift would keep CF Roundtable and the miracles coming! Please go to our website at www.cfroundtable.com and donate!

Contact us at cfroundtable@usacfa.org anytime.

Thank you for being a subscriber and Happy Holidays!

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Apply Now for Our LMK Scholarship! Due October 15th

CF Roundtable offers the Lauren Melissa Kelly (LMK) Scholarship award each semester, in honor of Lauren Melissa Kelly. The academic scholarships of up to $2500 are awarded to adults with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing career certifications, associates, and bachelor and graduate degrees. Spring 2019 applications due on October 15th, 2018. 

Nancy Wech, Lauren’s mother, established this scholarship in Lauren’s name and memory. In Nancy’s own words:

Lauren Melissa Kelly was an extraordinary woman. Laughing, gregarious, spontaneous, fun, talkative, driven, thoughtful, smart, kind and loving — all descriptive terms for Lauren, who lost her battle with CF late in her senior year at the University of Georgia. In 1992, Lauren was chosen as one of ten Senior Leaders at University of Georgia. She had distinguished herself as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Mortar Board, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Gamma Beta Phi, the Tate Society and Delta Gamma sorority.

Lauren felt the most significant opportunities of her college career included participation in the reconstruction and formation of organizations, which will serve the university in the future. She acted as one of the re-founding members of the Phi Kappa Literary Society and was significant in the metamorphosis of the Z Club into the William Tate Society. Her other activities included Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) in which she served as Secretary and Special Events Chair. She was also a member of the Women’s Glee Club for more than two years.

In recognition of her academic performance, Lauren’s degree of Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences was awarded posthumously. At the time of her death, Lauren was engaged to be married and living off campus in an apartment. She lived life to the fullest!

Walt Disney said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. It’s not the days in life you remember, it’s the moments.” As Lauren’s mother stated, “I smile because she happened to me. Now, I want you to smile because she has happened to you.”

Please visit our website for application and full scholarship criteria and details. http://www.cfroundtable.com/community-outreach/united-states-adult-cystic-fibrosis-association-scholarship/

Send any questions to scholarships@usacfa.org.