Stroll sponsor Caroline’s Cookies is a proud supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), and their generous support recently earned recognition from the Foundation.
We hosted a Summer Bash at Caroline’s Cookies to raise support for Branson, an Acadiana child living with the challenges of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). At the event, we had snow cones, a dunking booth (per Branson’s request), jambalaya, an amazing raffle, face painting, and, of course, tons of cookies. It was a great day honoring Branson and raising money to support the worthy work of the CFF: the support for those currently suffering from CF and funding the ongoing research to find a cure that will eventually eliminate that suffering once and for all.
In just 60 years, the average age life expectancy of children diagnosed with CF has risen from preschool age to over 50 years old. Working closely with the CF community, the Foundation has led in the development of more than a dozen treatments that have not only added these decades of life to those living with CF, but also made strides to improve the quality of life for those years.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited, progressive genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Mutations of a specific gene (the CFTR) affect the cells that line the organs of these three systems, leading to the production of thick, sticky mucus that clogs airways and reduces the body’s ability to remove harmful bacteria effectively, which eventually leads to serious infections that heavily tax the organs and immune system. Nearly 40,000 people in the United States suffer from this challenging disease.
Well done Caroline and team- we join the Foundation in applauding your efforts to honor Branson and be a part of the much-needed solution!