We lunge in honor of our dear friend, Mallory Smith, and all others who live with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and are awaiting a double lung transplant. Organ rejection is a critical issue that transplant patients face, and it has been both underfunded and under-researched.
Take the Lunge!
Here's how it works: It's up to you to decide how many lunges you do, and you also will pick how much you are willing to donate per lunge done. We suggest 10 lunges @ $1 per lunge... and EVERY LUNGE (and dollar) COUNTS! Our goal is to raise $130,000 to make a difference for those with 65 Roses (2x 65k) <3 so even $1 donated for 1 lunge done is a great start!!
The money raised through our #Lunges4Lungs efforts will go directly toward transplant research through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's (501c3) new transplant initiative. The CFF transplant initiative mission is to improve the care and long-term outcomes of individuals with CF and advanced lung disease by optimizing decision-making and access to lung transplantation, and improving longevity after lung transplantation. The CFF has established a collaborative network of 10 clinical transplant centers who are working together to improve the pre and post care of people with CF undergoing transplantation by creating CF specific transplant referral guidelines, CF specific post-transplant care guidelines and working on improving the transition process from CF to transplant.
Whether it's 1 lunge or 100 lunges in your backyard, at the gym, or over lunch (#lungelunch), EVERY LUNGE COUNTS!
To learn more about Mallory's story and her inspiring journey through life with CF, check out her AH-MAZING blog here.