Team Murphy was created 20 years ago when our family participated in
the first Annapolis Great Strides for CF Walk. Over the years, our team
has grown as family members and great friends like you have joined us
in our fund raising efforts. Our son, Timmy is now 22 years old and a
senior at East Carolina University where he is a
member of the club lacrosse team! When Timmy was diagnosed at
19 months old we never could have imagined the amount of love and
support that would embrace our family. We did not know what our future
held in regard to his health but there was never any question that Timmy
and our family were not fighting this fight alone!
As a result of the generosity of donors like yourselves, tremendous progress has been made in drug development and therapies for CF patients. Having said this, Timmy takes approximately 30 pills, three different high dose antibiotics, does two nebulized breathing treatments and completes at least 30 minutes of respiratory therapy everyday… and that is just to maintain his good health. The regimen has increased significantly in the last 2 years as he is fighting an extremely drug resistant bacterial lung infection. This infection resulted in his taking a semester off from college to complete a three-month course of IV antibiotics at home in the Fall of 2016. Although the treatment was not a complete success, Timmy was healthy enough to return to ECU and his favorite place... as mid-fielder on the ECU lacrosse field! This is the reality for those living with CF and this is why we are so passionate about finding a cure!
Thank you for joining in our efforts and for supporting our 6TH ANNUAL Concert for a Cure! Together we can and will defeat this disease… We can each play a part in ADDING TOMORROWS!
To donate to Team Murphy
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs
and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in
the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF. In people with CF,
a defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce
unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to
life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops
natural enzymes from helping the body break down food and absorb vital nutrients.
In the 1950s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Since then, tremendous progress in understanding and treating CF has led to dramatic improvements in the length and quality of life for those with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
All proceeds from our event go directly to Team Murphy and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On behalf of the Murphy family and the entire Concert for a Cure Committee, we thank you in advance for checking out our website and hope you can join us for a memorable, relaxing evening of music and friendship all while helping to fund drug development and research for Cystic Fibrosis