COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Marianne and Michelle Breton, mother and sister of CF patient Mary Breton, decorated Albany Medical Center Hospital’s E5/Adult CF Floor lounge for Christmas. Mary passed away in 2004 at the age of 9.

Niskayuna Town Pool lifeguard Elizabeth Held raised more than $1,400 by organizing a Swim-A-Thon.

In memory of David Carroll, the Carroll and Kot families from Colonie planned a Valentine’s Day-themed
surprise for patients going to the Albany Med CF clinic. Organized by David’s son Ryan, gift bags included homemade Valentines and Krause’s candies. The family also made a contribution to a struggling single mother
of a young child with CF.

Shaker Junior High students Ryan Casserly, Darby and Liam King created appointment survival kits containing puzzles and books to help patients pass the time while going to appointments.

Pasta Pane Restaurant in Clifton Park selected the Foundation as its Dough Raiser Charity for the month of June, donating $1,391.

As part of their science curriculum, seventh-graders at Daniels Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina, were studying the role of genetics in cystic fibrosis. Teacher Kate Pitts, fiancée of Claudia and David Crandall’s nephew Andrew Whittier, told the children about the Foundation and its effort to support CF patients. The students decided to help, organizing a paper chain contest that raised $1,500.

One of five area charities selected to benefit from a Penny Harvest conducted by students at South Colonie’s Veeder Elementary School, children collected $400 for the Foundation.