From the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

I would like to welcome all of you to our inaugural issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, CFForward.  I hope that you will find the content informative and inspirational.  The aim of this e-newsletter is to share with our fellow volunteers and donors the meaningful work of the CF Foundation and the Greater New York Chapter.  This past year has been full of exciting news in terms of our research and our collective fund raising efforts.  By all means, none of our success could have been achieved without you, our core supporters.  You inspire me and our entire Greater New York staff.  I would like take this opportunity to thank our 2011-2012 Board of Directors for their dedication and leadership of our cause.  In particular, I would like to extend my gratitude to Tim Clark, for his service as Board President.  On January 1st we welcome John A. McKenna, Jr. as our incoming Board President.   

As we near the end of 2012, I am proud to report that our Chapter has succeeded in raising over $10 Million, which represents a significant increase over 2011.  Thanks to you and other generous partners and donors, the CF Foundation has been on the forefront of tremendous CF research and scientific breakthroughs.  With your continued support we hope that more great news will follow in 2013.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our 10 Great Strides 2013 walks; CF Cycle for Life bike tour in New York City or, new for 2013, on Long Island; or one of our many galas and golf outings. For those of you in your 20s and 30s, please consider joining our Young Professional Leadership Committee (YPLC).  Another important part of our mission is to work closely with our CF Care Centers.  We are very fortunate to have seven accredited Care Centers in our Chapter territory.     

Thank you once again for your ongoing support.  

Season’s Greetings and best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!


Martine Denis
Executive Director