HGD’s Vicki Parker rapelled down the One Federal Place building on Friday for Laps for CF Goes Over the Edge! Heninger Garrison Davis is a proud sponsor of this event.Founded by CF patient, Emily Schreiber, 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. Laps for CF, which began back in 2003 when Emily was nine, has now raised over $2 million to support the fight against cystic fibrosis….far surpassing her original goal of $3,000!
Cystic fibrosis is a chronic genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce thick, sticky mucus. This mucus can clog the lungs, leading to life- threatening lung infections, and obstruct the pancreas, stopping natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. It is a recessive genetic disease, only occurring when a child inherits two mutated copies of the CF gene, one from each parent.