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2013-08-28 23:03:04

Technology Employees, Families and Partners Will Design and Build Six Playhouses for the Compass Family Services, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and South Bay Blue Star Moms Campbell, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Groupware Technology, Inc., a leading information technology solution provider, today announced it will host the second annual Habitat for Humanity Playhouse Build Project at its headquarters in Campbell, CA on Friday, September 6th, 2013. Six teams of employees from the company will...

2013-05-17 16:24:14

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Announces "Walk Weekend" - Great Strides Fundraising Events Held Nationwide May 18-19 BETHESDA, Md., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walks in nearly every state this weekend will raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis as part of Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that causes debilitating lung infections and premature death. "Every walker who joins Great...

2013-05-17 12:23:35

BETHESDA, Md., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ROSS Companies walked in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) on May 15(th) in Bethesda, MD. With more than $3,350 in donations raised to date for the foundation, 20 ROSS Companies' team members walked in the Great Strides event which began at 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 15(th) at Bethesda Row. Elaine De Lude, Chief Marketing Officer of ROSS Companies, says charitable and community-based activities are very important to the firm. "Giving...

2013-05-15 12:33:45

First Social Network for Canadian CF Patients Launched Today: The 'My Cystic Fibrosis Canada' Network TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Cystic Fibrosis Canada launched the My Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Canada Network today, Canada's first-ever social network designed specifically for CF patients, by CF patients, to connect and share important information about living with this fatal genetic disease. The network is available on www.mycfnetwork.com and includes a compelling launch video featuring...

2013-05-15 00:21:02

Local Fundraiser Part of Nationwide Effort to Battle Fatal Disease ATLANTA, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of Great Strides, a national walk that generates critical funds to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care. The 2013 goal of Great Strides, the largest CF fundraiser, is to raise $40 million nationwide.  In 2012 Atlanta hosted the largest CF walk in the country, and raised...

2013-04-19 16:23:29

BETHESDA, Md., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement in response to an announcement by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. regarding promising results from a Phase 2 clinical trial of its cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco(TM) in combination with another potential CF therapy, VX-661. The results showed a significant improvement in lung function in people with two copies of the most common CF mutation, Delta F508, who took the combination...

2013-03-13 08:30:43

BOULDER, Colo., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- N30 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("N30 Pharma") a leader in the development of therapeutics that target S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR), announced today that it has administered the first dose in its Phase 1b/2a clinical trial of N6022 in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The study is a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled evaluation of ascending doses of N6022 in patients who have two copies of the F508del-CFTR mutation,...

2013-01-21 20:20:48

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one step closer to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis thanks to a little help from some superstar friends. More than $1 million was raised in support of cystic fibrosis research efforts last night during a special performance "Adding Tomorrows with Celine Dion," a partnership with international music icon Celine Dion, Caesars Entertainment, AEG Live and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held at Caesars Palace, the...

2012-12-20 20:21:58

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celine Dion, Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live are teaming up to create a special one-night only event, "Adding Tomorrows with Celine Dion," to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Celine is one of the most widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, having sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. She is a five-time Grammy Award winner, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Album. Her...

2012-11-19 12:26:35

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT), the nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, today announced a major expansion of its research collaboration with Pfizer Inc. designed to discover new drugs to treat people with the most common mutation of CF, Delta F508. Under the new six-year pre-clinical research program with Pfizer, CFFT will invest up to $58 million to speed the...