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Sips for CF Wine Tasting Event Raises Awareness, Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Treatment and Research
Date
08/03/2017
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BIRMINGHAM – The eighth annual Sips for CF will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Gallery at The Pizitz Food Hall (120 19th Street North, Birmingham).

The event includes wine tasting, food by tenants of The Pizitz Food Hall and live music. Tickets are $30 in advance at give.childrensal.org/sipsforcf or $35 at the door.

Proceeds benefit Laps for Cystic Fibrosis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of cystic fibrosis and providing financial support in all areas of need for CF treatment, research, care, and improved quality of life.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease that causes mucus to build up and clog some of the organs in the body, particularly in the lungs and pancreas. Cystic fibrosis affects about 30,000 people in the United States and about 400 people in the state of Alabama.

Laps for CF was established by Mountain Brook native Emily Schreiber soon after she was diagnosed with CF in January 2003 at age nine. An avid swimmer for years, Emily organized her first CF fundraising event focused on individuals pledging dollar amounts for each lap she would swim. While her original goal was to raise $3,000, Schreiber raised nearly $60,000 in her first year. What began as a way for a nine-year-old girl to cope with her disease and give something back has now become a successful nonprofit that has raised more than $2 million and has helped elevate Birmingham’s pediatric CF Care Center at Children’s of Alabama to one of the top in the country.

For more information about Sips for CF, contact Emily Bridges at Emily.Bridges@childrensal.org or by calling 205-638-9014.

About Laps for Cystic Fibrosis
Laps for CF is dedicated to raising awareness of cystic fibrosis and providing financial support in all areas of need for CF treatment, research, care, and improved quality of life.

About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at childrensal.org.