Right before Easter I received the opportunity to do some really special photography work. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was working on a special project and asked me to be part of it! To say that I was honored would be an understatement! I love that I have a job where not only am I able to contribute to my family financially, but I can also contribute to the community. I have said many times that I'm very grateful to be able to do something I love so much. Being asked to work on a project like this is just remarkable.
First, a little background of Cystic Fibrosis. Some of you may know what it is and some may not. For those who don't know what it is - this is a brief explanation:
"Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that causes the body to make thick, sticky mucus (say: myoo-kus). This causes problems in two major areas: the lungs and the digestive system."
This of course is a very simple way to explain what CF is. It is much more complex and if you'd like to read a little bit more about CF, I found this article to be helpful when I was explaining it to my daughter.
Because of organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation children and adults with CF are making amazing strides towards living longer lives and finding a cure.
Feeling inspired to get involved? The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has two big walks coming up! One is Saturday (4/26) at Citizens Bank Park. The second is Sunday, May 4th (I'll be photographing this one!). Come out and walk. Donate to one of these amazing teams. You won't regret it.
Team Anna's Banana's:
Team Quinn's Quest:
Team Great Strides for Shaun:
Thank you to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and especially to the individuals and families that allowed me to be a part of this project!! I enjoyed meeting and working with all of you!
Look for photos from the upcoming Chesterbrook Great Strides Walk coming soon!!