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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. Wedge and 17-year old Michaela Mullet will star in a public service announcement (PSA) to be aired during a Cleveland Indians game against the Chicago White Sox on Monday evening, September 28. Cystic fibrosis clogs the lungs with thick...

2009-08-12 08:10:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced it has received a 4-star rating for sound fiscal management for the second year in a row from Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the United States. The Foundation earned four out of four possible stars for achieving excellence in fiscal responsibility. With this top rating, the Foundation outperforms a majority of nonprofits in America with respect to fiscal management, according to...

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. Collins, who was pivotal in the discovery of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis, may lead the NIH during a time when the expanding role of science is being highlighted by President Obama," said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and...

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. Markey (D-MA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and 30 members of the House of Representatives. Current...

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. The 2009 goal of GREAT STRIDES, the largest CF fundraiser, is to raise $40 million. Tens of thousands of walkers are expected to turn out at 600 sites nationwide from now until June. The...

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. Students raised more than $17,000 for the CureFinders(R) program for the 2008-2009 school...

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. In the 1950s, few children with cystic...

2008-12-17 12:10:00

Organization Has Filled More Than 1 Million Prescriptions BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cystic Fibrosis Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, today announced its 20th anniversary of providing quality pharmacy services to the cystic fibrosis (CF) community nationwide. The organization was founded in 1988 with one patient, one prescription and a mission to improve access to specialty medications for people with CF. It met an untapped...

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. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation applauds the House for this important achievement. Introduced by co-chairs of the Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, Representatives Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fl.), this legislation recognizes the unique challenges...

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. Executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and golf enthusiasts from all over the region gathered at Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow, MA on June 19, 2007 to support the fight against cystic...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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