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    Your Chance for One of a Kind Cyclone Memorobillia

    As I have said on here before, I have been helping out with a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I got involved because a friend of mine's daughter has Cystic Fibrosis and I see the struggles she goes through to combat the disease.

    Friday night, we will be hosting a live and silent art auction at The Des Moines Social Club in downtown Des Moines. The even will also feature three live DJ's and complimentary food from Dos Rios. Some of the big four coaches have been kind enough to submit entries for the auction, including our own coaches McDermott and Rhoads... Here are the details...

    65 Roses: A Night To Breathe Easy


    Start Time:Friday, September 25, 2009 at 7:00pm
    End Time:Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 12:00am
    Location:Des Moines Social Club
    Street:1408 Locust St. Downtown
    Des Moines, IA

    Complimentary food by Dos Rios.

    Cash bar.

    A silent auction featuring art works of the evening will be the focus of the event as we raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    Tickets $15 at the door.

    Adding tomorrows every day expresses the mission—and results—of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s steadfast efforts to extend the length and quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis (CF).

    CF presents daily challenges for approximately 30,000 Americans. But life with the disease is far different today than it was 50, 30, or even 10 years ago.

    Perhaps the best evidence that many people with cystic fibrosis are living longer is the fact that more than 40 percent of the CF patient population is now age 18 or older (your peer group).

    Recently developed therapies and specialized care have enabled people with CF to gain greater control over their disease. So, children and adults are not only living longer, but also living a better quality of life.


    65 Roses" is what some children with cystic fibrosis (CF) call their disease because the words are much easier for them to pronounce.

    Mary G. Weiss became a volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1965 after learning that her three little boys had CF. Her duty was to call every civic club, social and service organization seeking financial support for CF research. Mary's 4-year-old son, Richard, listened closely to his mother as she made each call.

    After several calls, Richard came into the room and told his Mom, "I know what you are working for." Mary was dumbstruck because Richard did not know what she was doing, nor did he know that he had cystic fibrosis. With some trepidation, Mary asked, "What am I working for, Richard?" He answered, "You are working for 65 Roses." Mary was speechless.
    He could not see the tears running down Mary's cheeks as she stammered, "Yes Richard, I'm working for 65 Roses."

    Since 1965, the term "65 Roses" has been used by children of all ages to describe their disease. But, making it easier to say does not make CF any easier to live with. The "65 Roses" story has captured the hearts and emotions of all who have heard it. The rose, appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become a symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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    Re: Your Chance for One of a Kind Cyclone Memorobillia

    Heck, I'll bump...

    My niece has CF and her family has little means. You'd be surprised how far this money goes in research as well as support for those who need the help.

    A most worthy cause.



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