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2009-09-25 08:20:00

Wedge Teams Up with 17-Year-Old Patient to "Pitch" Donations at Sept. 28 Game BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric Wedge, manager of the Cleveland Indians, is joining the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal genetic disease.

2009-07-09 15:59:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation commends the nomination by President Obama of Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., as the new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "The CF Foundation is pleased that Dr.

2009-06-15 12:37:00

Bill would remove financial penalties for participating in research studies BETHESDA, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New legislation introduced today would allow patients with rare diseases to participate in clinical drug studies without losing their eligibility for government healthcare coverage. The "Improve Access to Clinical Trials Act" is co-sponsored by Representatives Edward J.

2009-05-07 07:50:00

Tens of Thousands of Volunteers Seek to Raise $40 Million for Life-threatening Disease BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of GREAT STRIDES, a national walk that generates critical funds for life-saving cystic fibrosis (CF) research.

2009-05-05 05:45:00

Vestavia Hills High School Raises More than $17,000 and Beats Schools Nationwide BETHESDA, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that CW's 7th Heaven actress Mackenzie Rosman will visit Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Ala., to honor students for leading the nation in school fundraising for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease.

2009-03-18 08:05:00

Foundation Honored by NCQA for Leadership in Improving Care BETHESDA, Md., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be honored today in Washington, D.C., for remarkable leadership in improving the quality of care for people living with cystic fibrosis, by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The outlook for people with CF continues to improve steadily each year because of programs fueled by the Foundation.

2008-12-17 12:10:00

Organization Has Filled More Than 1 Million Prescriptions BETHESDA, Md., Dec.

2008-07-15 15:00:53

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a resolution to encourage public awareness and understanding of cystic fibrosis, and support research to find a cure for the disease.

2007-06-20 12:00:47

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) teamed up with the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) to present Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with a $50,000 donation to its Adult Cystic Fibrosis program at the Joey O'Donnell Cystic Fibrosis Center.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.