WNYT News Channel 13 Coverage of the Donna Crandall Foundation and Emerald Eve Gala

(Coverage of the Emerald Eve is at the 1:19 mark)

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A local, family-run charity celebrated a major milestone Saturday night at the Canfield Casino.

The Donna Crandall Memorial Foundation has now raised $1 millionĀ for families and patients affected by cystic fibrosis.

They celebrated at the Emerald Eve Gala. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems in children and adults.

Organizers say that while they are proud of the fundraising, it’s knowing where the money goes that brings them the most joy.

“It’s a extraordinary milestone that we’ve reached a million dollars because what it means is a million dollars in the hands of people that really need it,” said David Crandall, president of the foundation. “One of the great things about our foundation is nobody gets paid any money. So all of the money goes to those people that really need it.”

Crandall says the foundation will continue its work until they find a cure. Next stop: $2 million.

Article courtesy of WNYT. “Saturday is a night for giving back.” Originally aired and posted 11/22/2009