Take A Breather Foundation Receives $25,000 Grant from the Julianna Hike Fund to Fulfill Wishes for Children with Cystic Fibrosis

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Grant to Fulfill Wishes for Children Living with Cystic Fibrosis

We are honored to continue to improve the quality of life of children who struggle with Cystic Fibrosis, in the name of their daughter, Julianna."

The Take a Breather Foundation is proud to announce that they have been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Julianna Hike Fund-Endowed of The Philadelphia Foundation. This grant will help the Take A Breather Foundation further it's mission of fulfilling wishes for children living with cystic fibrosis (CF).

The Julianna Hike Fund focuses its support on organizations assisting children or families who are struggling in life. In 2003, Steve and Denise Doherty established the fund through The Philadelphia Foundation, in order to preserve the memory of their three year old daughter “Jules,” who in 2001 tragically lost her life in an automobile accident.

“We are so grateful to Steve and Denise for this extremely generous gift. We are honored to continue to improve the quality of life of children who struggle with Cystic Fibrosis, in the name of their daughter Julianna," said Matt McCloskey, founder of the Take A Breather Foundation.

Matt McCloskey is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis. At age 45, he has lived his entire life battling the life threatening genetic disease. "We live in a time of exciting research and tremendous advances in the fight against CF. However, today there is still no cure." He understands this reality and knows firsthand the struggles and obstacles these families must overcome when a loved one suffers from this disease. "I am one of the fortunate to have lived a healthy and active childhood, but I have seen the pain and loss this disease has on far to many children and their families." Because of this, he feels it is important to reach out and touch the lives of the children and families, that today, are dealing with the issues confronting them by this deadly disease.

To meet some of the recipients of the TAB foundation and see firsthand the impact they are having on these families please watch this video http://vimeo.com/76925567

About Take A Breather Foundation, Inc.
Take A Breather Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing wishes to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Our mission is to provide a respite in the form of a wish for children who have been touched by Cystic Fibrosis. Our goal is to allow these children, along with their families, to "take a breather" from CF and focus on creating lasting memories that will stay with them for a lifetime. Memories that will strengthen their hearts and minds as they battle the psychological, emotional and economic turmoil that accompanies life with Cystic Fibrosis.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.takeabreather.net or http://www.facebook.com/Take.A.Breather.Foundation.

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