About DC's Finest

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is launching the Inaugural Young Professionals of D.C. Campaign.  Those nominated for DC's Finest are working to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis between now and the end of September 2011.

This group of individuals is committed to making a difference in the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Since the CF Foundation continues to devote nearly ninety cents of every dollar to research, the future prognosis for children and adults with CF has never been more encouraging.  We believe that the individuals nominated are invaluable to making a difference not only in their profession, but they also have the ability to positively impact those around them in their daily lives. We need your help to move them a little closer to our ultimate goal: finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States.  CF causes repeated and chronic lung infections and difficulty digesting food and nutrients.  There is no cure. With the support of our partners in the business community, over the last twenty plus years the average life expectancy for an individual with CF has risen from eighteen to more than thirty-seven years of age.  With your help and that of our new leaders, we can continue to make progress toward giving those with CF the quality of life and the future they deserve.

This year is truly the most crucial due to the promising science and hope that has surfaced.  It is simply unacceptable to leave this science sitting on the table. It must be funded.  Investments in CF will pay dividends now in research labs across the country.  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues to gain momentum in identifying new therapies to improve the quality of life for individuals with CF. The CF Foundation currently has more than two dozen potential therapies in its drug development pipeline, any one of which if successful and approved, could have a tremendous impact on the lives of people with CF. To bring these therapies to fruition however the CF Foundation needs your support.

If you don't play golf but would like to donate to the DC's Finest Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please click on either Brendon Silver's or Jason Miller's personal bio page.