ABOUT BREWER'S BALL
What is Brewer's Ball?
Brewer's Ball has earned its reputation as the craft beer event of the season, hosting over 40 of the best breweries and 30 popular restaurants in the Metro D.C. area. Guests enjoy unlimited samplings of handcrafted beers and tastes of the best local cuisine. Mix, mingle, dance the night away with live entertainment, or bid on unique silent and live auction items and experiences. Take advantage of this annual tradition by inviting your family, friends and clients to enjoy handcrafted brews and signature samplings from the hottest eateries in DC. If there’s one thing we can guarantee – you won’t leave hungry or thirsty. Act early to sponsor or attend – this event is guaranteed to sell out!
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) is a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. 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