Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SAVE THE DATE: "Make CF History" Charity Classic Hockey Tournament

Be a part of this very exciting event -- be a part of the fun and it's very important cause.

Join the fight on the ice -- the fight to find a cure for CF, that is, in what we hope will be an annual tradition - The "Make CF History" Charity Classic Hockey Tournament. With many details yet to be ironed out, below is the key information:


  • What: The First Annual "Make CF History" Charity Classic Hockey Tournament
  • When: June 3-5, 2011
  • Why: To raise awareness and money for the fight to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Who: Adult men Amateur hockey players (must be registered with USA Hockey)
  • Where: Columbus, OH (Easton Chiller)

What You Can Do To Help

  • Spread the word - Facebook, Twitter, or traditional word-of-mouth...let everyone know. This event will be for hockey players as well as the general public, and the more the merrier.
  • Play - As players, you'll be sure to have a great time competing and enjoying many of the 'special perks' we have in store for you.
  • Be a Sponsor - You'll get great exposure and positive brand recognition as you will be supporting a great event and a great cause for a great foundation.
  • Get Involved - We need leaders for our Organizing Committee and volunteers to make this successful. We'd like to have our Organizing Committee in place no later than September 30. If you or someone you know would like to help, please contact me directly.

A little bit about Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

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). 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. Additionally:

* About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.

* More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.

* More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.

* The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s.

* There is no cure.

What is the "Make CF History Campaign"?

The idea is simple: Raise $1 million dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research in order to find a cure for CF, and make CF "history" (a thing of the past).