The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has many events every year to raise funds for and awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. Earlier this week, one of the event directors at the Cincinnati branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation reached out to me to tell me about an event taking place over the next 12 weeks, and asked if we would be interested in helping out. Here is a little bit about the event, called Cincinnati's Finest Young Professionals:
"The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Greater Cincinnati recognizes that there are many outstanding young professionals in the Tri-State area who exemplify outstanding leadership qualities, are very active in volunteer roles and have excelled in the business community. The CF Foundation will recognize the “cream of the crop” at the Inaugural Cincinnati’s Finest Finale. The event is designed to spotlight Greater Cincinnati’s most influential trendsetters, honoring their professional and charitable accomplishments. Up to 25 young professionals, chosen by a Judges Review Panel, will use their talent, compassion and leadership qualities to further the mission of the CF Foundation: to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Candidates will embark on a 12-week fundraising blitz in their quest to be THE FINEST YOUNG PROFESSIONAL IN THE TRI-STATE!" (www.cff.org/chapters/cincinnati)
Here's how we are involved. Most of the nominees have no connection to CF. To make their fundraising efforts more personal, we were asked to share our story with 3 of the nominee's. I told them how CF has affected our life and shared with them some of our hopes and dreams for Drew. I provided some information to them on the disease that they know very little about and hope to raise their awareness so that they in turn will raise awareness as they work to raise funds and become Cincinnati's Finest Young Professional.
I have offered to help them any way I can over the next 12 weeks, so stay tuned. There will likely be different events all over town to raise money and awareness, and I would love to have some of my family and friends participate in whatever they are able to. I will let you all know sometime soon who the 3 nominees that we are working with are and how we can help them to become the Finest Young Professional in Cincinnati.