Yes, dear, whatever you say goes. PULL!!
A bit of disappointing news, its official, the Vulcan Materials Make a Break Thru for Cystic Fibrosis hosted by Cure Finders and Food City will be held this Sept 3rd and 4th, 2021.
We’re done with all the hold backs and are ready to move forward AGAIN! We have done great things together and will continue to do so. Back to the camaraderie of a good competition a great meal and the interaction of so many good friends.
Cystic fibrosis news: The drug most recently released (and the drug trial that Cale and Callie have been participating in), called Trikafta is proving to be a Godsend for many CF patients. Bottom line, it’s working. You had a hand in that. While the drug is still quite expensive (about $250,000 per year per patient), insurance companies are receptive (with a lot of work of course!) and most patients are able to have it covered.
A personal note from Jim, Barbara, Callie, Gray and Cale:
An update on Callie, Gray and Cale. Callie is moving her nursing career to the ICU. For her to accomplish her long term goals (Certified Nurse Anesthetist) she needs experience in that setting. Cale is happy as he can be in his home and is still biking, working for the City of Sevierville and anticipating newer and greater things for his life. Gray is still active duty Army, married and has been at Ft. Bragg for nearly a year. He is looking at an upcoming deployment. More to follow
When Callie and Cale were first diagnosed, Barbara and I, like all other CF parents at that time, were told that our children would not need to worry about playing sports, going to college, being gainfully employed or buying a home. The harsh reality shared with us was this: they would not live long enough to have those things. Together, you and this family of friends have proved that wrong.
See you next Sept, or just stop by, sit on the porch, have beverage and sit a spell. We’ll be here for you just as you have been and are there for us.
April 22,23, 2022
Vulcan Materials/Food City Make a Break Thru for CF
In 2019, our 17th year, over 500 participants had a great time. Our volunteers were praised for their efficiency, our sponsors honored at every opportunity and our shooters felt like old friends over for dinner at a shoot on a private range. That’s important but even better we raised over $206,000 for cystic fibrosis research. Oh, and the best prime rib you will ever eat! We are committed to an organized, quality tournament, good food, good fun, good friends and a good cause, the cure for cystic fibrosis. It’s worth every drop of sweat and worry we put into it. Know this, you may arrive a stranger but you’ll leave as a friend!
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