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2017 Upcoming Events

Young Professional Leadership Committee

The Young Professional Leadership Committee had a strong and unified presence at many of this year’s Great Strides walks by manning tents at NYC, Westchester and Putnam to recruit new members and promote their 2017 events, Burn for a Cure and Cocktails for a Cure. NYC YPLC members even hosted a ‘Mocktails for a Cure’ table where striders were treated to cold refreshments. The committee looks forward to continuing to support and expand their presence at Great Strides.

The YPLC has embarked on an exciting new journey this year, as the NYC, Westchester, and Long Island groups merged together to form one unified YPLC. With this merger will come a much larger version of the annual event, Cocktails for a Cure, an evening of food, drinks, and music that celebrates the best that NYC has to offer. This year’s festivities will take place on Friday, October 13th at an exclusive and trendy venue, Up&Down, located in downtown NYC.

This event will attract hundreds of young professionals from across various industries from the NY metro area all unified to find a cure for CF. If interested in buying tickets or sponsoring this event, please contact Cat, Jill or Josh (information below) or visit YPLC2017.eventscff.org.

Please help our committee continue to expand! If you know young professionals who want to volunteer and lead – bring them to the CFF! We have YPLC materials we can provide you to present to colleagues and/or your HR department

Long Island
Josh Estes
JEstes@cff.org

New York City
Cat McClellan
CMcclellan@cff.org

Westchester
Jill Tucker
JTucker@cff.org



Breath of Life Gala

The annual Breath of Life Gala will take place on Thursday, November 16th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This year, the Greater New York Chapter will be honoring long time supporters Scott Pelley and Beth and Earle Yaffa for their continued dedication to the Foundation. The Master of Ceremonies will be Jon LaPook, M.D., Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News.

The cocktail hour and silent auction will begin promptly at 6:00pm followed by dinner and an awards program at 7:30pm.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets,
please visit breathoflifegala.eventscff.org or contact Martine Denis or
Cat McClellan at 212-986-8783.



Run with the Breathe Team!

In 2015, our chapter decided to lace up our sneakers to run instead of walk! We requested charity bibs for the TCS New York City Marathon and during our very first year, we recruited 15 runners who raised over $95,000. That really got our hearts pumping! In 2016, we were able to obtain 19 bibs and our runners raised over $97,000.

The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 5th. This year we have 35 individuals running as part of our Breathe Team. Together these road warriors have raised over $50,000 to date and we are predicting the total fundraising to be over $160,000!

Not a marathon runner? That’s ok! Over the past two years, many individuals have participated in various triathlons, Spartan/Tough Mudder races, cycling rides, fun runs, and other endurance events as part of our CFF Breathe Team. Want to receive a Breathe Team singlet to wear as you participate in your activity of choice? All we ask is that you raise a minimum of $500 dollars and we will send one your way. Help us raise funds and spread awareness all while you reach your personal endurance goals!

If you’re interested in learning more about our Breathe Team, participating in this year’s marathon or would like to be put on the 2018 marathon waiting list, please contact Michael Buscemi at MBuscemi@cff.org or 212-986-8783.