2nd Annual UNC Adult Cystic Fibrosis fall fundraiser, this Sunday

For chronically ill patients, patient assistance offers peace of mind that helps patients focus on health and healing. To raise funds for patients with cystic fibrosis and collect food for people in need, the UNC Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center will host the second annual fall fundraiser and cornhole tournament this Sunday, from 12 - 4 pm, at 400 Market Street in Southern Village in Chapel Hill.

“Last year, our first event enabled us to help 20 cystic fibrosis patients with crucial needs, giving peace and hope to their families,” said Marsico Clinical Research Coordinator Katie Howe. “This year we are hoping to double what we raised and collect as many non-perishable food items as we can so that we are stocked for the fall and winter when accessing food can be more difficult.” 

The annual fundraiser is used to purchase airway clearance devices, provide transportation assistance, and most recently offer grocery assistance. For some cystic fibrosis patients, maintaining a sufficient supply of food is difficult due to the increased caloric need that CF requires. Because poor nutrition is correlated with a decline in lung function, the UNC Adult CF Center piloted a grocery assistance program in 2017. Patients with documented needs were selected to receive gift cards to assist with groceries each month.

How to Participate:

To register for the tournament, visit: https://go.unc.edu/CFCornhole18.

Donations can be made to the team page here: https://go.unc.edu/cf

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped at the tournament, or delivered to 300 Meadowmont Village Circle, Suite 204.

The following items are needed: peanut butter/nut butters, breakfast cereal bars, protein bars, canned fruit, vegetables, or beans, canned or pouch tuna/chicken in water, canned pastas, soups, or stews, rice, pasta, or grains and pasta sauce, nuts, apple sauce, dried fruit, pretzels or crackers. Basic toiletries are also needed.

For more information, contact katie_howe@med.unc.edu or call (984) 974-2965.