Next month, our family and friends will participate, for our ninth straight year, in the Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe in Central Park, supporting the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF). This 4 mile Run/Walk and the BEF raise money and awareness to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Community, including the more than 30,000 Americans currently battling this fatal genetic disease. Many of you may know that my 7 year old son, Luke has cystic fibrosis. In order to fight the effects of this respiratory and digestive disease, Luke takes more than 30 pills a day and typically has multiple preventative breathing treatments with inhaled medicines and a percussion vest, each day.
These days, Luke is playing soccer, basketball and football, while chasing his older sister Ella and the rest of the clan. CF is a big part of his life, but it certainly does not define him. He is mature beyond his years due to his daily medical responsibilities, but his smile and silliness is what makes him the amazing boy that we love so much.
Although CF is not YET curable, the situation is not hopeless. Over the past few years the FDA has approved new amazing drug treatments that have had significant positive effects on individuals with Luke’s specific mutation of CF.
Our family and friends have been able to contribute in our own way to this fight over the years by supporting the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Team Campbell, has contributed over $100,000 over the event's nine years.
Please consider supporting our cause so that Team Campbell can help the awesome team at the Boomer Esiason Foundation support the CF Community.