2014 Xtreme Hike for Cystic Fibrosis – Help Find the Cure

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On April 26, 2014, Team FiltersFast.com will embark on the 2014 Xtreme Hike for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The purpose and goal is that all hikers receive donations to help medical and technological advancements in Cystic Fibrosis research for a cure.

These dedicated hikers will be hiking over 30 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail.  These men and women have been training hard for this adventure.  Part of the preparation includes a 3 month training program, daily workouts and weekly team hikes.

The hard work and dedication put forth, arises from the commitment of each team member. Each one has their own personal reason for participating, whether having a friend or family member affected by the disease, or being driven to do something charitable for a worthy cause.

FiltersFast.com, owner and hike participant Ray Scardigno, “Knowing my love of hiking and my love of a good challenge, a good friend of mine that has personal ties to CF asked if I would be interested in joining the Xtreme Hike to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.   I researched the foundation and found out how amazing they are and was extremely impressed with their accomplishments in working towards a cure for CF.  I went on training hikes with the group and learned more about Cystic Fibrosis by hearing the personal stories of those hikers who have loved ones with Cystic Fibrosis.  Since I started hiking the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has made great progress in the fight and hearing the promising updates on new drugs and treatments.  It has been a great challenge to be part of the Xtreme hike team and I hope that one day soon the donations will help push us to our goal of “Cure Found!”

Please consider making a donation to help Team FiltersFast.com.  FiltersFast.com will match each dollar donated up to $7,500!


Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike – Donate to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

cystic fibrosis xtreme hikeThis year, our own CEO and Owner of FiltersFast.com, Ray Scardigno, will once again participate in the Charlotte, NC Chapter’s Xtreme Hike, on April 26, 2014. Having a personal connection to the cause and having made a commitment to help fight for a cure, Ray, representing Team FiltersFast.com, and a group of dedicated hikers, will join together on a one day hike over 30 miles, to raise awareness and funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Each year, roughly 1000 people are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, nearly One way the CF Foundation raises money is by holding a series of events across the U.S. known as the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike. Hikers embark on a journey across some of the most scenic terrain in the country, all with one goal and purpose in mind: to bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and raise money to search for a cure.

Approximately 30,000 people in the United States are currently living with Cystic Fibrosis with up to ten million more being carriers of the defective CF gene.  Cystic Fibrosis causes devastating damage to the lungs, sometimes leading to fatal infections, and digestive tract, preventing food from being absorbed and used properly.all, being under two years of age. Not long ago, as recent as the 1950’s, most children diagnosed with the disease did not live to see elementary school.  Luckily, with modern advancements in technology and medicine, with funds in part raised by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, life expectancy of CF patients has increased by decades.  Many of those affected, can now expect to live well into their 30’s and 40’s and even beyond.

Please join us, as we support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, by making a donation to Ray’s Xtreme Hike on April 26, 2014.  FiltersFast.com will match each donation dollar for dollar up to $7,500!  For more information on Cystic Fibrosis and to learn more about this year’s Xtreme Hike, please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Let’s Make A Difference! Help Us Find a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

We are proud to support the Xtreme Hike for a Cure and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), which is dedicated to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, the most fatal disease among children and young adults. On Saturday April 20, 2013, our President Ray Scardigno and Team FiltersFast will participate in a 33.4 mile hike on the famous Appalachian Trail in North Carolina to raise money and awareness towards a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

To do our part in finding a cure for this chronic disease, we will donate $1 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for every order placed on Thursday March 7, 2013. This special event starts Midnight Thursday and will end at 11:59 PM EST Thursday night. You can also visit Team FiltersFast Xtreme Hike Home Page to place a donation directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. This chronic disease leads to clogged lungs that cause life-threatening lung infections, obstruction of the pancreas and prohibits natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

According to Deirdre Brand, Development Director of the Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

“The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is leading the charge in the development of new and innovative therapies, but the harsh reality is that the median life expectancy is still only 37 years. Because of the generosity of friends, family and co-workers over the past two years, the “Xtreme” hiking event that began as a long and painful trek with a few buddies just 4 years ago has now raised over $1,000,000. The Foundation receives no federal funding and depends solely upon the hard work and generosity of community-minded companies and individuals.”

The CFF scientists have made extraordinary success in the search for a cure but cannot continue without the necessary funds. Your generous donation will help give the gift of life to countless children and adults, not just in the US but around the world.

Remember, you can help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis in two ways:

1.)   Simply place an order on FiltersFast.com anytime between midnight Thursday March 7, 2013 and 11:59 PM EST. We will donate $1 to the CFF for every order placed.

2.)   Visit Team FiltersFast Xtreme Hike Home Page to give directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Any amount you donate, will go a long way in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

To find out more about cystic fibrosis treatment, causes of cystic fibrosis and the mission for a cure, visit cff.org. On March 7th 2013, you can choose to make a difference.