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UNC Cystic Fibrosis Fall Fundraiser and Corn Hole Tournament

Join us on Sunday, November 12th from 1pm-5pm, for an afternoon of FUNdraising! We are raising money for our Patient Assistance Fund!

Our Fall Fundraiser and Corn Hole Tournament is our 1st annual fundraising event to raise money for an organization we love and love to work with. There will be live music with The Loose Lucies Band, plenty of beer, food, and LOTS of raffle prizes from local attractions! All proceeds from the fundraiser and cornhole tournament will go towards our Patient Assistance Fund to support our Grocery Assistance Program. 

TEAM REGISTRATION: 
Teams consist of two players. The entry fee is $20 per team. Teams will have a chance to win the grand prize of a custom Cornhole set!  Additionally, there will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place! Click here to register: https://go.unc.edu/CFcornhole

If you can’t come to the CF Fall Fundraiser and Cornhole Tournament, there are still plenty of ways to help our cause!

v  Donate to Our Team Page: http://go.unc.edu/cf2017  

v  Spirit Night: Join us at Al’s Burger Shack on Franklin Street for a Cystic Fibrosis Spirit Night Sunday, November 6th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Mention that you are with the CF Fundraiser group and 15% of the proceeds will go toward our Patient Assistance Fund!

ABOUT UNC’s Adult CF Center: 
The UNC Adult CF Center was one of the first established adult centers and remains one of the largest in the nation.  It has been a leader in training adult pulmonologists in the care of CF patients, and has been responsible for the training of many adult CF specialists across the country.  It is the goal of the Adult CF Center to work with each patient to achieve the best possible health and quality of life. 

ABOUT UNC’s Adult CF Center’s Patient Assistance Fund/Grocery Assistance Program: 
Food insecurity is defined as not having reliable access to an adequate supply of affordable, nutritious food.  North Carolina has the 8th highest rate of food insecurity in the nation, with 15.9% of households experiencing food insecurity.  We have discovered a similar rate of food insecurity among our CF patients.  For these patients, maintaining a sufficient supply of food is difficult due to the increased caloric need CF requires, the financial strain of healthcare, and overall living expenses.  Because poor nutrition status is correlated with a decline in lung function in patients with CF, the UNC Adult CF Center is piloting a grocery assistance program.  The CF Center hopes to expand this program to include other patients who have a similar need in 2018, if adequate resources can be achieved through this fundraising effort.

For further information contact Katie Howe at katie_howe@med.unc.edu or (984) 974-2965!