Nashville Top 30 Under 30 - Class of 2023
Top 30 Under 30 is a 16–week recognition program and philanthropic competition honoring Music City’s brightest young professionals. Honorees are display their community involvement and highlight their professional achievements, while competitively raising funds to provide all people with cystic fibrosis the opportunity to lead full, productive lives.
In just sixteen weeks, the Class of 2023, raised $302,316 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Tennessee Chapter.
Many thanks to the 95 individuals and companies who donated to my campaign, or donated goods & services for fundraising events. Thanks to your generosity we raised $27,610. The third highest amount in the Class.
The Surprise Announcement
Southern Land Company threw me a surprise party to tell me I was an honoree, and you can see the shock on my face in the video!
Many thanks to SLC for supporting my fundraising efforts!
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Top 30 Kick Off Event
I finally got to meet the Class of 2023, my fundraising mentor Kaitlin White, and hear the Gaffney family share about their lives as a CF Family.
CFF Tennessee Great Strides Walk
My Campaign Went Live
In the end 95 individuals and companies donated to my fundraising campaign. But frankly, it was much tougher than I thought it would be to raise the money. The people who said no thank you did not phase me, but I had to grow a thicker skin. I was taking it personally when people said they would contribute but didn't follow through.
Magic & Whiskey
The Celebration Event
My mentor Kaitlin White, presented me with a Proclamation from Senator Randy McNally, and the Top Tier Honoree Award for being the 3rd highest campaign at $27,610.
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Many thanks to the 95 individuals and companies who donated to my campaign, or donated goods & services for fundraising events.
Thanks to your generosity we raised $27,610.
The third highest amount in the Class.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
CF is a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. There are close to 40,000 children and adults living with CF in the United States and thanks to continued medical advancements it was recently announced that the average life expectancy of someone with CF is 56 (previously 40).
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for CF and supports a broad range of research initiatives to tackle the disease from all angles.
They facilitate the development of promising drugs and therapies. Clinical trials that test these are a major part of CF research, and they take place at Foundation-accredited care centers all over the US; and their drug development pipeline enables you to track the progress of these potential therapies, whether or not you're part of the clinical trial.