The Reach for the Stars Foundation is dedicated to providing individuals afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis and their families with the resources, knowledge and support necessary to manage their unrelenting battle with this insidious disease. Cystic Fibrosis is not only physically debilitating, but carries a heavy financial and psychological burden for families.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) compromises 30,000 children and young adults in the U.S. Tragically only 50 percent of CF sufferers live to be 30 years of age. CF is characterized by the body’s abundant production of very thick and sticky mucus. This mucus becomes an ideal environment for infections and causes blockages throughout the body. Although the disease manifests itself in many ways, it is most commonly the constant infections and buildup of mucus plugging in the lung tissue, that eventually leads to the destruction of the lungs and ultimate death of these children.
We are devoted to alleviating the myriad of devastating consequences suffered by the CF afflicted and their families. Many are in desperate need of assistance. Our objective is to enhance their quality-of-life, now, so that they will healthy enough to be the beneficiaries of on going research and medication advancements. Ultimately, our ambition is to see them live long enough, so that they will be able to see a cure for this devastating disease.
Our vision is to provide information and educational resources so that critical knowledge can be readily found, disseminated and it’s benefits immediately derived. We plan to provide a support network and various forms of assistance to CF families. Our goal is to help these families cope by advocating for them when necessary, all the while empowering them to self-advocate; so essential a tool for successful management of this hideous disease.
The Reach For The Stars Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing services and support to individuals and families struggling with Cystic Fibrosis. The priorities of the Foundation are advocacy, education and assistance in ensuring patient and family compliance with individual treatment plans. The Foundation is operated through and independent Board of Directors and is committed to Bridging the Gap between living with CF and finding the cure.
Contact Stacy Levy for questions and/ or comments. You can reach her by e-mail at SLevy@r4stars.org.
1051 NE 93rd St
Miami Shores, FL 33138