Story & Photography by Amber Storey-Knight
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recently held a dinner at the Jackson Country Club honoring Jackson’s Finest Young Professionals. Honorees had the responsibility of raising a minimum of $2,000 through ticket sales or sponsorships. Each honoree had their own web page where they could promote the event and solicit on-line donations and ticket sales. Honorees chosen were the most influential and successful young professionals in Jackson, and they had to exemplify servant leadership qualities and be active in volunteer roles. Twelve honorees were presented at Jackson’s Finest Evening. A delicious dinner was served and a silent auction rounded out the evening.
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure.
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, in the United States more than 30,000 people in the US are living with cystic fibrosis. Approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year. More than 75 percent of people with CF are diagnosed by age two.