54 Years Old and Living-Breathing Succeeding With Cystic Fibrosis

EXERCISE for LIFE SCHOLARHIP The Boomer Esiason Foundation has created a scholar-athlte award to assist cystic fibrosis senior high school athletes pursuing undergraduate degrees.

- "Exercise is the single most important thing in my life that keeps me healthy... jogging is a universal activity that everyone can partake in without the need for an expensive gm or pool membership" states Jerry Cahill who is a 50 year-old with CF. Jerry has been exercising all his life in spite of having CF.
- The goal of the scholar athlete award is to raise awareness, improve the quality of life and lifespan of individuals with CF through the power of daily physical exercise.
- The scholarship will be awarded annually based on demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishment and athletic ability in the area of running. All finalist will be timed in a 1.5 mile jog.
- Award: 1 female winner and 1 male winner each receiving $10,000. awarded to the college of their choice.
- The student/athlete should be jogging on a regular basis and training for the 1.5 mile run. All candidates will be judged on time.
- Scholarship launches May 1st 2007
- Deadline July 29th 2007
- For more information and applications go to: www.cfscholarships.com

Direct download: CF-05-01-07-ExerciseForLifescholarship.mp3
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Laps for CF

Laps for CF Foundation
...on the road to a cure...

The Laps for CF Foundation is an organization based out of Birmingham, Alabama that fights Cystic Fibrosis everyday.  Together with CF supporters across the United States, the laps for CF Foundation raises money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

  • The money the Foundation raises is awarded to 3 main organizations: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CF Hope for Alabama, and CF Care Clinics.
  • Emily Schreiber was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in the winter of 2003. After diagnosis and reading a  book called Karen's Ride - where a young girl, Karen, raised money for her local hospital... Emily decided  to do the same for Cystic Fibrosis.
  • The first year Emily swam at Wald Park in Vestavia, Alabama and raised over $60,000.
  • In 2005 Emily swam with the Auburn University swim team and raised over$220,000.
  • Emily plans on teaming up with the Boomer Esiason Foundation to combat cystic fibrosis by launching Swim-a-Thons with 15+ Universities across the nation.
  • For more information: www.lapsforcf.org
  • E-Mail Emily at: emily@lapsforcf.org
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Episode #0050 Brian's Ride

Title: Brian’s Ride

Brian McCandless is like any  average nineteen year old university student except, like 30,000 Americans, he has cystic fibrosis. On May 16th 2007 Brian will cycle from Pittsburgh, PA to Tallahassee, Florida and back… to raise awareness for cystic Fibrosis. Brian will bike over 2,000 miles (25 day trip) averaging 100 miles per day.

- Brian was diagnosed at 2 months of age due to “failure to thrive? and is from West Sunbury, PA.

- Brian is a freshman at Slippery Rock University and a member of the cycling club

- “I believe biking is the best form of airway clearance? states Brian.

- According to Brian “People with CF are often told not to over exert themselves. I say EXERT ON! No one should ever be told they cannot do something?

- Brian believes the most important factor in maintaining his health is “exercise and nutrition?

- “My goal for Brian’s Ride is to increase CF awareness, raise money for CF research, and most importantly, give hope to children who are diagnosed with CF.

- To donate to Brian's Ride or for more information go to: www.briansride.org



Direct download: CF-04-06-07-BrianMcCandles.mp3
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Blubrry Jam Featuring Brother Love Blubrry Jam Featuring Brother Love to raise funds for Boomer Esiason Foundation.  Come Join the Fun!

Saturday, Apr 7, 2007

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Canal Room
285 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013 Date: April 7th
Location: Canal Room
New York, NY

Price: $18 Online

$20 at the Door

I hope to see you at the Canal Room

Direct download: Brother_Love-CD_Release_Party-Promo.mp3
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