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ABOUT BREWER'S BALL

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What is the Brewer's Ball Beer?

After three years, Brewer's Ball is back in person for a second year at District Pier on the Wharf on Friday, June 9th, 2023.  

 

Brewer's Ball has earned its reputation as the craft beer event of the season with tasting stations featuring some of the best breweries, restaurants, wineries, and distilleries in the area. Guests enjoy unlimited samplings of handcrafted beers and tastes of the best local cuisine. Eat, drink and dance the night away with live entertainment, and bid on unique live auction items. Brewer’s Ball is the best nonprofit beer event of the year, so you won’t want to miss it!

Why Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?

Many people with CF are living long enough to realize their dreams of attending college, pursuing careers, getting married, and having children. This is due in large part to the work of the Foundation and the amazing CF community. We helped discover the gene that causes CF, created a state-of-the-art model for CF care, and have funded groundbreaking research. But we’re not done. We are working every day to build on this incredible momentum, and we won’t stop until there is a cure for all people living with CF.

 

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

In people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to infections, extensive lung damage and respiratory failure. Many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies, either because their disease is too advanced or because their specific genetic mutations will not respond. Those who can take current therapies continue to face challenging complications—leading to hospitalizations, missed school and work, and significant interruptions in their daily routine. And, many children and adults with CF still face the sobering prospect of a shortened life span.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.

 

Founded in 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation was started by parents desperate to save their children’s lives. Their relentless and impassioned determination to prolong life has resulted in tremendous strides over the past 60 years in accelerating innovative research and drug development, as well as advancing care and advocacy. Virtually every approved cystic fibrosis drug therapy available now was made possible because of the Foundation and its supporters. Still, we believe no one should have to die at a young age. We will not rest until we have a cure for all people living with CF.

For more information about CF and the CF Foundation, please visit www.cff.org

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