On Friday, Nov. 8, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Iowa Chapter will host the 17th annual Corks and Kegs event presented by Mortgage 300 at Des Moines University in the Olsen Center at 3200 Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Corks & Kegs is part of a national effort to fight cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe and causes premature death. In the 17 years this event has taken place, over a million dollars has been raised.
This event will include a premiere sampling of wines, beers, and local cuisine, live and silent auctions, program emceed by Bill Riley along with live music by Damon Dotson. Carrie Hansen, a CF’er is the event sponsor and our keynote speaker. Carrie works for Mortgage300 as a Senior Loan Officer. Her website is LoansForACure.com and for every loan she closes, she donates $200 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Iowa. Carrie is from Audubon and is the daughter of Lyle and Paula Hansen.
All proceeds from the Corks and Kegs event will benefit the fight against cystic fibrosis. To purchase tickets for the 17th Annual Corks and Kegs event and/or to find out more information about sponsorship opportunities please visit the following website: https://events.cff.org/corksandkegsia.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare, genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe and tragically shortens lives. When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded in 1955, few CF children lived to attend elementary school. However today, due in part to the success of the Great Strides walks people are living with CF into their early 40’s. In the United States alone, more than 30,000 children and adults are living with cystic fibrosis. Nearly 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year with about 70 percent of patients diagnosed by age two. One in 31 Americans are symptomless carries of the defective CF gene.
For more information on cystic fibrosis and events hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Iowa Chapter, please call 515-252-1530. To register for an upcoming event or to make a donation to the CFF-Iowa Chapter, please visit http://www.cff.org/iowa.