My cousin, Michael, is going to run the Bank of America Marathon while representing Team CF on Sunday, October 9. Michael is running for his cousin (my brother) Kevin Cooney and together we’re asking everyone to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. There’s much more info in the link, which you should DEFINITELY click to found out more/donate but I’ll just give a quick summary. CF is a genetic disease that affects about 50,000 people worldwide. The good news is that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is actually one of the more successful non-profit organizations out there. They take active approaches to spur biotech development of CF drugs and to help families deal with the challenges that CF can bring. This isn’t one of those charities that spends all their money on “raising awareness” or lobbying, they take advantage of every opportunity to knock this disease out but they’re not done yet. Help Michael reach his goal and know that you are a part of real change, not just buying a bumper sticker.
Oh, and its 100% deductible but I guess not paying more in taxes is bad now?