Cast Your Vote for the 2015 Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars to Help Grant Two $20,500 AbbVie Scholarships to Students with Cystic Fibrosis

Calling all cystic fibrosis (CF) supporters! Here’s how you can help two amazing students living with CF win a scholarship to support advanced education.

Earlier this year, AbbVie awarded 40 scholarships through the AbbVie CF Scholarship – a program created to recognize the financial burdens many families touched by the disease face and acknowledge the academic Continue reading Cast Your Vote for the 2015 Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars to Help Grant Two $20,500 AbbVie Scholarships to Students with Cystic Fibrosis

AbbVie CF Scholarship Application for Students with Cystic Fibrosis Now Available for 2015-2016 Academic School Year

• Scholarship recognizes 40 exceptional students with cystic fibrosis (CF) for academic excellence, creativity and community service
• Top 40 students compete for public votes to win two Thriving Student Scholarships for a total educational scholarship of $23,000 in honor of 23rd year

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 1, 2015 – AbbVie today announced that the 2015 AbbVie CF Continue reading AbbVie CF Scholarship Application for Students with Cystic Fibrosis Now Available for 2015-2016 Academic School Year

Apply Now For Sacks for Cf Scholarship from Team Boomer

The Sacks for CF Scholarship is related to quarterback sacks made during the NFL season. The undergraduate and graduate award is made annually to 30 people who strive for therapy adherence and academic success. Continue reading Apply Now For Sacks for Cf Scholarship from Team Boomer

Voting Is Now Open! Help Two Students with Cystic Fibrosis Win $22K toward Higher Ed

The AbbVie CF Scholarship was established 22 years ago to honor young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) as they pursue goals of higher education. Since then, more than 500 students with CF have received more than $2.4 million in educational funding. Continue reading Voting Is Now Open! Help Two Students with Cystic Fibrosis Win $22K toward Higher Ed

Apply for a BEF CF Scholarship Online Today!

Going Green: You can now apply for a BEF scholarship online!

We are excited to announce, that starting on March 17, all students with cystic fibrosis who are interested in applying for one of our scholarships, can do so online. Continue reading Apply for a BEF CF Scholarship Online Today!

Apply for the Sacks for CF Scholarship Today!

Thirty Outstanding Students with CF will Receive Sacks for CF Scholarships!
The Boomer Esiason Foundation encourages college students who have cystic fibrosis to submit their application for the Sacks for CF Scholarship. Continue reading Apply for the Sacks for CF Scholarship Today!

2013 CFRI Retreat Review

CFRI Retreat – 2013 Version

            The 2013 version(Party of a Lifetime) of CFRI Retreat was another amazing success! With Jessica Martens and her committee leading the way, the retreat was full of fun, education, exercise, laughter, and tears. CF participants aged in range from 17-56, with two people in their 50s and several now in their 40s and late 30s. YES, we are getting older and wiser! Continue reading 2013 CFRI Retreat Review

AbbVie CF Scholarship Application Now Available for Exceptional Undergraduate and Graduate Students with Cystic Fibrosis

Forty students will receive $2,500 scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year, – Apply through Friday, June 14 at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com,

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 1, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the AbbVie CF Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic school year.

Previously known as the CFCareForward Scholarship, the AbbVie CF Scholarship was established 21 years ago to honor young adults with CF as they pursue goals of higher education. In 2013, forty students will be awarded $2,500 each based on outstanding academic record, extracurricular activities and creativity. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 14.

“AbbVie is proud to be able to provide this scholarship to exceptional students living with CF,” said Jim Hynd, divisional vice president, Cardiovascular Care, Metabolics and GI Care, AbbVie. “For more than 20 years, we have been inspired by the CF scholars who continually demonstrate that it is possible to achieve personal and academic success while living with a chronic disease.”

Later this year, in honor of the 21st year of the scholarship program, the forty AbbVie CF Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to compete for one of two Thriving Student Scholarships (based on level of study) resulting in a total scholarship award of $21,000 each.

It is not necessary for scholarship applicants to have taken, currently take, or intend to take in the future, any medicine or product marketed by AbbVie and this is not a consideration in the selection criteria. More information about the AbbVie CF Scholarship criteria and application can be found at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com.

About Cystic Fibrosis Approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States are living with CF, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems. More than 70 percent of people with CF are diagnosed by age two. Today, more than 45 percent of people living with CF are aged 18 or older.  In patients with CF, a thick, sticky mucus is produced in certain organs throughout the body, most commonly the lungs and digestive system. The mucus build-up in the lungs can cause difficulty breathing and may lead to life-threatening lung infections. In the digestive system, the thick mucus may prevent proper food digestion.

About AbbVie AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. In 2013, AbbVie employs approximately 21,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. For further information on the company and its people, portfolio and commitments, please visit www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter or view careers on our Facebook or LinkedIn page.

You Cannot Fail 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 Continue reading You Cannot Fail Scholarship Application Deadline: April 18, 2013

The Sacks for CF Program has returned for the 2012-2013 NFL Season

Thirty Outstanding Students with CF will Receive Sacks for CF Scholarships

The Boomer Esiason Foundation encourages college students who have cystic fibrosis to submit their application for the exciting Sacks for CF Scholarship program. The application deadline is January 11, 2013.   Continue reading The Sacks for CF Program has returned for the 2012-2013 NFL Season