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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western PA

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is such a hard working foundation when it comes to finding a cure to end Cystic Fibrosis. Not only to find a cure but to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care. The Western PA chapter is always evolving coming up with incredible events to raise funds and awareness. With there annual large events such as Corporate Cup, Great Strides, 64 Roses Sports Auction, Wine Opener, and 50 Finest to name a few, Moxie has assisted in each and every event. Our President, Adam DeFlorio, was a 50 Finest honoree and was on the committee to recruiting and collaborating on making the gala a spectacular event. We are determined to help the CF community find a cure to this genetic disease.

The CF community have been practicing social distancing long before the COVID-19 situation. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recommends that individuals with the disease stay at least 6 feet away from each other to reduce the risk of exposure to germs that become airborne with a cough or sneeze. Because of this, they have only allowed one person with CF at a time to join in their events. This is awful telling someone that you fundraising for that for your protection, you are unwelcome to attend. However, with the help of M.A.R.T.Y., we have changed that! Dressing the robot up, adding a bluetooth speaker/microphone to the back, and using the technology of video chat, we are able to have a person with CF share the stage with another person with CF to communicate and interact with each other. The sight of this absolutely tugs at potential donor’s heartstrings as they feel compelled to donate even more towards finding a cure.

Learn More about each event we have done for the Foundation: