This 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.
To donate to Team FiltersFast.com‘s Xtreme Hike to battle CF, please follow this link: