Ok UTB’ers, it’s that time again. Time to show how supportive the BlackBerry community can be. It’s time for the Great Strides Walk. Lorenzo is the son of Don, also know as Blkscorp33. Lorenzo was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). There have been many advancements in the fight against CF, but the fight is not over until there is a cure.
Each year Don and his family participate in the Great Strides Walk. The Great Strides Walk is a fund raiser for the CF Foundation, who’s goal it is to cure cystic fibrosis by funding research, drug development, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care for those victims of CF.
This year, there are a couple of ways you can support the cause. Don is the developer behind the BlackBerry native app PillPad. Starting tomorrow, PillPad will be going on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. During this sale, ALL proceeds will be going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For 99 cents, you’ll be getting a great app, and more importantly, supporting Lorenzo. For more information on PillPad, click here
You can also donate directly to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Lorenzo’s name by clicking here and sponsoring Lorenzo’s team in the walk. You may download any amount you wish, every dollar counts! And if you donate $20.00, you will get yourself a shirt, with the team’s 2016 logo. To visit Lorenzo’s page click here
From Lorenzo’s team page,
In 2011 we were blessed with knowing we were having a new addition to our family. In that same moment we learned about Cystic Fibrosis and Lorenzo was fully diagnosed pre-birth. He has homozygous delta F 508, its the most commonly known genetic disorder of Cystic Fibrosis. We could only try to prepare ourselves for what was and is to come.
Last year, October 2015, Lorenzo had his first hospital stay for CF exacerbation. I can not explain to you in words the change it put in all of our lives and the reality it left us with. CF is real and it inhabits our sons body everyday. He may not show it and he may not even realize it but we know that one day CF exacerbation can turn into something more life changing. At 4 he is so excited about life and with your donation this life changing moment could be in the form of a cure.
We thank you very much and appreciate any donation received. CF warriors RULE!!!!
Here’s an opportunity to show how supportive the BlackBerry community can be. I hope you’ll join in.