ABOUT BREWER'S BALL
What is the Brewer's Ball Beer Trail?
Snag a passport book full of offerings to some of the best breweries, restaurants, wineries, distilleries and cocktail bars in DC, MD and VA. Each location has something special to offer from June 1 to September 30. Create your own trail (or many trails) and try to get all of your pages stamped by hitting all of the stops before the summer is up. Whether you want to pick up some brewskis for some fun at home or want to create an outing of your own, your passes are valid for 4 months of endless Brewer's Ball fun.
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?
Cystic fibrosis (CF) progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Some people with the disease say it’s like breathing through a narrow straw. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to life-threatening lung infections. Sixty years ago, most children did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is now about 40.
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