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Over a decade ago, Coastal Flow began partnering with many of our energy industry partners and other Houston-area businesses to raise both awareness and funds to help fight cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited life-threatening disease that affects approximately 30,000 people in the United States alone. The original support group that we joined sponsored the Cast for the Cure, an annual event which has raised over $2.3 million for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). True to the CFF’s motto, these funds have been vital for "adding tomorrows for people with the disease."
Cystic fibrosis is a rare genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe. In the early 1950s, most children who were born with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to begin elementary school. To combat this condition, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded in 1955 by parents desperate to save their children’s lives. Their impassioned determination has resulted in tremendous strides over the past 60+ years in developing better treatments and improved quality of life for people with CF.
Today the predicted survival age for those with CF is over 40 years, and due to the extensive advancements in research and care, many people with CF are living long enough to realize their dreams of attending college, pursuing careers, getting married, and having kids. While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short. For more information on the CF Foundation and the dramatic progress that they have made, and continue to make, please click here.
Living in the most charitable society in the world, many of us may already be contributing to other charities which desperately need our support…and for that, we want to thank you for aiding those less fortunate. If you are also interested in helping us to fight cystic fibrosis, we sincerely welcome you as a partner as we continue to attack this dreaded disease.
One especially fun way to help is to join us on May 12 at our 8th annual crawfish boil being held in Pasadena, Texas. It’s a great family event and all of the net proceeds are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, so if you’re in the Greater Houston area on that date, please consider attending. More information is provided below and is also available by clicking here. We truly thank you for supporting these and other important charitable activities.
"To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own."
~ Abraham Lincoln, American Statesman,lawyer,
and 16th President of the United States