Cystic Fibrosis is the number one genetic killer of children and young
adults in the United States. It is an incurable, and always fatal disease.
Cystic Fibrosis affects 30,000 children and young adults in the United
States. The median age of survival of a person with Cystic Fibrosis is 35.
The CF gene is carried in one out of every 20 Americans.
Your support of this event is invaluable in helping children with the fatal
disease. Funds raised will be used to support various CF related causes.
Additionally, proceeds will be
designated to local scholarships and research efforts in hope of finding a
Cystic Fibrosis Facts
Approximately 30,000 people in
the United States have CF.
Symptoms are many and varied,
often confused with pneumonia, asthma or other respiratory problems.
A child must inherit two CF
genes, one from each parent.
One in 20 Americans is
a symptomless carrier of the CF gene.
CF causes a thick,
mucous to clog the lungs which leads to multiple infections and lung damage,
interfering with other major organs to possibly cause malnutrition and
In 1955, when Cystic Fibrosis
was newly identified, few children lived to go to school.
In 1974, children were lucky
to live 11 years.
Today, the average life
expectancy is 35 years. While we work for a cure, new goals for daily living
must be set and attained so the quality of life will be meet and exceed the
quantity of life
The John S. Pickering Foundation, Inc.
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The John S. Pickering
Foundation, Inc. is a Georgia Nonprofit Organization
Personalized Welcome from the Pickerings
We cordially invite you to participate in the 12th
Annual "Playing for a Cure" Celebrity Golf Tournament on
12, 2009 at St. Marlo Country Club in Duluth, Georgia. The
tournament is presented by the John S. Pickering Foundation in
support of children with Cystic Fibrosis.
As many of you know, our son, John
Spencer ("John John") was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the
age of 2 1/2 years. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the number one genetic
killer of children and young adults in the United States. It is
an incurable disease that affects the mucous secreting glands of
the body, primarily in the lungs and digestive system. The mucous
secreted is abnormal -
very thick and sticky -
and it clogs the lungs and digestive track, leading to numerous
problems such as lung infections and intestinal
blockages. Eventually, the bacteria that thrive in CF lungs
destroy lung tissue, leading to respiratory failure.
When John John was diagnosed in 1995,
we were devastated. Once we became educated about CF, we knew that
he could live a good life with the help of aggressive daily
medical intervention, and we were determined to see him thrive.
When he was four, we founded the John
S. Pickering Foundation in his honor. Created out of our love for
our son, and our dedication to the CF community, the foundation
provides financial assistance to numerous CF causes. The primary
goal of the John S. Pickering Foundation is to help provide
quality of life to all CF patients while researchers are working
to find a cure. We also support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
whose only mission is to fund CF research.
On behalf of John John and our entire
family, thank you for your commitment to fighting CF.
John & Tammie Pickering
The 12th Annual “Playing For A Cure” Golf
Tournament is presented by The John S. Pickering Foundation
to benefit children with Cystic Fibrosis. The event will again be held
at St. Marlo Country Club
Cystic Fibrosis is the number one genetic
killer among children and young adults in the United States. It is an
incurable, always fatal disease that affects the respiratory and
gastrointestinal systems of the victims. Advancements in medical
technology have increased the life expectancy of CF patients, but very
often families become financially depleted, using every possible resource
to battle the affects of the disease.
Because of your participation in our
12th Annual Golf tournament, you will make a difference in the lives of young
people with Cystic Fibrosis. We know first-hand of the physical, emotional
and financial ravages of this deadly disease and are most appreciative of
your willingness to help.
Playing for a Cure Committee
The John S. Pickering Foundation, Inc. is a
Georgia Nonprofit Organization
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