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2014-05-15 12:36:44

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Announces "Walk Weekend" -- Fundraising Events Held Nationwide May 17-18 BETHESDA, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend tens of thousands of walkers will hit the pavement and raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraiser and includes a total of 500 walks throughout the year -- with 200 this Saturday and Sunday. Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that causes...

2014-05-13 23:10:04

Brothers Mario and Luca Lavorato are inspirational examples for those living with CF. Toronto (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Brothers Mario and Luca Lavorato know the realities of cystic fibrosis; they have lived with it their entire lives. They know all too well how cystic fibrosis (CF) patients need to make peace with the realities of their condition at a heartbreakingly young age. Yet while this cruelty of fate has the potential to discourage, it can also inspire, motivate and serve as a...

2014-04-30 08:34:06

Parion plans to initiate Phase 2 studies of P-1037 for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in the second half of 2014 DURHAM, N.C., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences, a company dedicated to the development of novel treatments for pulmonary and ocular diseases, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to reacquire the rights to epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) inhibitors identified and developed under a research collaboration announced...

2014-04-29 12:33:15

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Cystic Fibrosis Canada and new National Ambassador Ben Mulroney, from CTV's ETALK, invite all Canadians to join in the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF) during the month of May. As his first priority as National Ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Mulroney will be leading the Great Strides(TM) walk, a national fundraising event, taking place Sunday, May 25, 2014 in 70 locations across Canada. All money...

2014-04-28 23:11:43

On April 26, 2014, Team FiltersFast.com, led by company President Ray Scardigno, participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike for a Cure. With generous donations from customers along with FilterFast.com matching funds, the team was responsible for raising $23,408 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Team FiltersFast.com is resting up after hiking over 30 miles in one day on the famous Appalachian Trail as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike. For...

2014-04-22 12:28:33

Jon Stewart to Perform at Benefit Show at Jazz at Lincoln Center NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy award-winning comedian Lewis Black will host a one-night-only variety show featuring comedy, song and dance, with some help from his friends, including Jon Stewart, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Madigan and others. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140422/77256 What: Lewis Black Presents Big Stars, Big Cure: An Unforgettable Night of Comedy and...

2014-04-08 23:30:19

FiltersFast.com is giving its customers an opportunity to donate $1 at checkout to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Every dollar donated will be matched by FiltersFast.com and will go towards helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation find a cure for this chronic disease. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 FiltersFast.com is supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, a chronic disease that affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States...

2014-03-18 23:31:22

In an effort to raise money for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, FiltersFast.com is giving its customers an opportunity to donate $1 during checkout. Each dollar donated will be matched by FiltersFast.com and will go towards helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation find a cure for this chronic disease. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Ray Scardigno, the President of FiltersFast.com, is participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Xtreme Hike for a Cure” on April 26, 2014 to raise...

2014-03-04 23:28:30

Ray Scardigno, the President of FiltersFast.com will participate in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Xtreme Hike for a Cure” in an effort to raise money for a cure for cystic fibrosis on April 26, 2014. In support of this effort, FiltersFast.com will match all donations up to $7,500. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Ray Scardigno, the President of FiltersFast.com is giving back to the community by participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Xtreme Hike for a Cure” on April...

2014-02-10 16:26:36

Successes in cystic fibrosis care delivery and drug development serve as a model for policymakers and greater rare disease community BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight how care delivery and drug development models in cystic fibrosis are an example for health policy experts seeking new ways to treat rare diseases and accelerate drug development. The panel discussion, "Personalized Medicine...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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