May 06, 2010
LEXINGTON, Va. -- For the third season in a row, the Washington and Lee baseball team teamed up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its Great Strides Campaign.
During the Generals’ home doubleheader with Randolph-Macon, W&L sponsored a hit-a-thon in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the disease. This year, the Generals raised over $3,500, with all of the funds being donated to Brian Emery, a local resident stricken with the disease, and his family. W&L also had Brian out to a game later in the season to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a non-profit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It funds and accredits more than 115 CF care centers, 95 adult care programs and 50 affiliate programs, and has 80 chapters and branch offices nationwide. For more information on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as the Great Strides Campaign be sure to visit www.cff.org.