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.
Our Mission is to help alleviate the devastating consequences suffered by the CF afflicted and their families. Financial assistance is granted to those that meet certain criteria. Our objective is to enhance their quality-of-life now so that they will be healthy enough to be the beneficiaries of ongoing research and medication advancements. Ultimately, our ambition is to see them live long enough, so that they will be able to benefit when there is a cure for this devastating disease.
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 lead to the destruction of the lungs and ultimate death of these individuals.
What Programs Does the Foundation Fund?
The Reach for the Stars Foundation is currently funding the following programs to help meet the needs of the CF community:
Emergency Medical Treatment
The Reach for the Stars Foundation will provide financial support for travel, lodging, and transportation to facilitate prompt and appropriate medical attention
The Reach for the Stars Foundation financial support to individuals living with CF so that they may obtain the Respiratory Therapy treatments or Nutritional Supplementation required to optimally combat this devastating disease.
As we continue to bridge the gap between living with CF and finding a cure, The Reach for the Stars Foundation is committed to meeting the unique and unanticipated needs for our community.
The Reach for the Stars Foundation helps provide financial assistance to individuals and families struggling with the cost of much-needed medications, high co-pays, and out-of-pocket costs.
Lung Transplantation Assistance
Often a treatment option for individuals suffering from end stage Cystic Fibrosis is Double lung Transplantation. Reach for the Stars Foundation provides financial assistance to those individuals who qualify for this potentially life-saving surgery.
Contact Stacey Levy for questions and/ or comments. You can reach her by e-mail at SLevy@r4stars.org.
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