So I just wanted to give you all an update in this week’s blog as to what is going on with us in the upcoming month. We are a part of a huge push for raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. For those of you who don’t know exactly what Cystic Fibrosis is and what it affects, allow me to take the time to enlighten you.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a disease passed down through families through a defective gene. The disease causes an abnormally thick, sticky build-up of mucus in the breathing passages of the lungs as well as the pancreas—the organ that helps to breakdown and absorb food. It is one of the most common, chronic lung diseases in children and young adults, and can be a life-threatening disorder resulting in serious digestive problems and lung infections. The disease may also affect the sweat glands and a man’s reproductive system. Millions of Americans carry the defective CF gene, but do not have any symptoms. That’s because a person with CF must inherit two defective CF genes—one from each parent. An estimated one in 29 Caucasian Americans have the CF gene. It’s more common among those of Northern or Central European descent. Most children with CF are diagnosed by age two. A small number, however, are not diagnosed until age 18 or older. These patients usually have a milder form of the disease.
This doesn’t sound fun for anyone, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly, which is why we are passionate about contributing to the cause to end this disease. How are we going to raise money? It’s easy through two big ways!!
– #1 We are currently accepting donations from you, our friends and family, at our offices in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Phillipsburg. Once you donate, we fill out a little card in your name and hang it on our offices’ walls to show off how awesome you are for contributing!
– #2 We are going to have some fun at Starters Riverport in Bethlehem, PA on September 27th as “Celebrity Bartenders!” We will be the designated house bartenders from 7pm until 9pm that night and every tip that we earn goes directly to CF research and to our cause to END CF FOR LIFE! Only cash tips are accepted however, so please hit the ATM on your way over. There is some regulation or rule about credit card fees that keep us from using those.
So like I stated, this is a cause we are highly passionate about working for. And we trust that you are too. Help us in our fight and come on over to an office near you, or head out to Starters Riverport September 27th to raise a glass, and raise some cash!
See you there,
Ian G of Robbins’ PT