About We Will Rock CF
We Will ROCK CF (WWRCF) is a one-of-a-kind fundraising event that has raised over $800,000. This is our 13th year and our most special yet.
If you join us on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm, we promise a fun night of casino games, prizes, great food and drink. Even better, all of the money raised goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Why do we do this? It’s in honor of Jon Hollin and his cousin Ilene Hollin, true superheroes who have been battling CF their entire life. In July, Jon received an incredible gift – a new set of lungs through a double transplant. But our mission hasn’t changed. We’ll keep raising money to find a cure for all the other CF patients fighting every day.
About Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). The primary issues with cystic fibrosis are that it clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and as well as obstructing the pancreas and stopping natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters–patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference.
Cystic fibrosis research is definitely a team effort. Scientists across the world are working to understand and better combat this complex disease, with the hope that one or more of the many approaches to therapies will lead to a cure.
People can help advance the mission of the CF Foundation by raising money and getting involved. By attending We Will Rock CF you will help to raise money.