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Paige and Eden fundraiser for CYSTIC FIBROSIS
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My sister and I are raising money for Cystic Fibrosis by taking part in the Superdance at our school in exchange for donations to fund research, treatment and hopefully a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis. Click here to donate. No donation to small.

HI Everyone.  My sister and I are raising money for Cystic Fibrosis by commiting to dance 12 hours STRAIGHT in exchange for donations to this great cause. We will be taking part in a 43 year long tradition known as the Superdance at Bishop O'Connell High School on March 10th.  

Since 1975, Bishop O'Connell High School students have raised over $4.3 million to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF).  Someone who was diagnosed with CF 40 years ago would likely not live past their teens. With medications and treatments being discovered, CF patients are now living lives filled with opportunity and aspiration well into their 30s and 40s. 

Superdance is the largest high school fundraiser for CF research, thanks to the dedication of the O'Connell community.

Please consider donating to our fundraising effort as 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  We are excited to take on this challenge because we know that our effort makes a HUGE difference in the lives of families living with Cystic Fibrosis.  

An O'Connell Tradition:

Since 1975, Bishop O'Connell students have been hosting a 12-hour dance marathon to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis and their quest to find a cure for this genetic disease. The first dance marathon was organized by Msgr. James McMurtrie—then principal of the school—and Maura O'Donnell, whose sister had succumbed to cystic fibrosis not long before. For more than 30 years, Superdance has become a uniting force at Bishop O'Connell. Maura O'Donnell, who helped start this tradition, went on to nursing school, but also died from CF a few years later. Representatives of the O'Donnell family, and other families stricken with this disease, come each year to the Superdance assembly to help educate and inspire the students.

What is 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). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Find out more at .

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