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Sacks for CF Scholarship

Posted Jan 05 2010 12:00am 1 Comment
When I was in college I received a scholarship through Solvay, so I wanted to pass this information on. If you are in college or are preparing to go to college, you should definitely consider applying for this scholarship!

The Boomer Esiason Foundation has done so many wonderful things for the CF community. They provided money for me while I was living in Pittsburgh awaiting transplant. I am so grateful for such wonderful organizations who truly care about people with CF!

Scholarships Program for Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Now in its fifth year and with a new supporter, "Sacks for CF" means money in the bank for college students who have cystic fibrosis.

For every sack recorded during NFL Monday Night Football games, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will donate $1000 to the Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship Program.

Solvay has supported the CF community for more than 20 years by providing nutritional, educational, and financial resources to those touched by CF through its SolvayCARES program (learn more by visiting SolvayCARES.com).

Through the BEF/SolvayCARES partnership, "Sacks for CF" funds will be awarded to 30 college students, based on their academic achievements and adherence to daily CF therapy.

"The missions of the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have always been closely aligned. Both organizations have a history of supporting the day-to-day needs of those living with cystic fibrosis while not losing sight of the goal to find a cure. Through our SolvayCARES partnership - which includes Solvay's support of our Sacks for CF Scholarship Program - we are working together to make a difference in patients' lives." Boomer Esiason

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SACKS FOR CF SCHOLARSHIP

Applications and all documentation must be received by Friday, January 15, 2010.
The names of scholarship winners will be announced on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2010.

· Applications should be mailed to the following address:

Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

· For more information, contact:

· Jerry Cahill at 646-292-7937


· E-mail: jcahillBEF@aol.com


· Visit: http://www.esiason.org/



The Sacks for CF Scholarship Program is made possible through the financial support of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Deadline: Applications and all documentation must be received by Jerry Cahill by Friday, January 15, 2010.




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Hello all,

 

I wanted to let you know that the CFChef Challenge recipe contest officially launched today to kick off Abbott’s new initiative, CFChef, an online nutrition destination developed to help meet the unique nutritional needs of people living with cystic fibrosis (CF). From now through Sept. 28, 2011, individuals living with CF, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas, as well as their families, friends and caregivers are invited to submit original recipes for a CF diet or traditional recipes adapted to a CF diet. Visit www.chef4cf.com for more information! 

 

 

Four winning recipes will be selected by an all-star panel of judges, including:

  • Suzanne Michel, CF expert dietitian
  • Boomer Esiason, former NFL quarterback and CF advocate
  • Michael Symon, a Food Network “Iron Chef”
  • Ali Christensen, “America’s Got Talent” contestant and CF patient

 

Feel free to post this information on your website as you best see fit.

 

Best regards,

Donald 

 

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. The majority of people living with CF are unable to properly digest food due to lack of digestive pancreatic enzymes, and good nutrition is extremely important for growth. With more than 70 percent of people diagnosed with CF by age two, nutritional information for both children and adults can aid in proper growth and development.

 

About CFChef

CFChef is a comprehensive nutritional resource to help people living with CF and their families better understand the unique needs of people living with the disease. In addition to serving as an educational resource, CFChef is a place where families, friends and caregivers of people with CF can share recipes. Visit CFChef at .

 

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Abbott Launches CFChef Program with Recipe Competition for People Affected by Cystic Fibrosis

Abbott Press Release

July 18, 2011

 

Four winning recipes will be selected at CFChef Challenge by an all-star panel of judges including NFL MVP Boomer Esiason and celebrity chef Michael Symon

 

Abbott today announced the launch of CFChef, a new online nutrition destination developed to help meet the unique nutritional needs of people living with cystic fibrosis (CF).  In addition to serving as an online nutrition resource, the CFChef program will allow those touched by CF to share and receive support through recipes and meal tips.  To kick off this initiative, Abbott is hosting a CFChef Challenge recipe contest.  From now through Sept. 28, 2011, individuals living with CF, their families, friends, caregivers and others are invited to submit original recipes for a CF diet or traditional recipes adapted to a CF diet online at 

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas of children and adults.  Many people living with CF are unable to properly digest food due to lack of digestive pancreatic enzymes, which may result in malnutrition.  To get enough calories to promote normal weight gain and growth, individuals with CF may need to consume up to two times as many calories as a person without the disease.

 

"When cooking for someone with CF, you have to rethink the nutrition 'rules' that apply to the general population.  'Low fat, low cal' is not the goal," explains Suzanne Michel, a registered dietitian at a leading children's CF center in Philadelphia.  "In my 30 years of working with people with CF, I've learned that mealtimes can be challenging for families.  The CFChef resource addresses those needs, providing useful nutritional information, recipes and tips for people living with CF from infancy to adulthood."

 

Submissions for the CFChef Challenge recipe contest will be accepted in four categories: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.  The top recipes will be judged by a panel of experts including: Boomer Esiason, CF advocacy leader; Suzanne Michel, CF expert dietitian; Michael Symon, a Food Network "Iron Chef"; and Ali Christensen, "America's Got Talent" contestant and CF patient. 

 

"As a parent of a college-aged son with cystic fibrosis, I know how important nutrition is," says Boomer Esiason, former NFL quarterback and CF advocate.  "The CFChef program offers the opportunity for the CF community to connect and share creative recipes while receiving educational information about nutrition."

 

About CFChef

CFChef is a comprehensive nutritional resource to help people living with CF and their families better understand the unique needs of people living with the disease.  In addition to serving as an educational resource, CFChef is a place where families, friends and caregivers of people with CF can share recipes.  Visit CFChef at .

 

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States.  The majority of people living with CF are unable to properly digest food due to lack of digestive pancreatic enzymes, and good nutrition is extremely important for growth. With more than 70 percent of people diagnosed with CF by age two, nutritional information for both children and adults can aid in proper growth and development.

 

About Abbott

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics.  The company employs nearly 90,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

 

Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the company's website at .

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