The 7th annual "Crawin' for the Cure" was again hosted by Coastal Flow Measurement on Saturday, May 13 at Campbell Hall on the Pasadena Rodeo Grounds in Pasadena, Texas. Nearly 1,000 people attended this year’s record-setting event, enjoying endless crawfish and gumbo while helping to raise well over $63,000 for cystic fibrosis research. The day began with the accompanying Great Strides 5K Walk, and included very successful "live" and "silent" auctions. This 2017 charity event was another huge success.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. alone, making it one of the most common life-shortening, inherited conditions despite its classification as an Orphan Disease (one which affects a relatively small population). Today, thanks to continued foundation-supported research and specialized care, the median age of survival is almost forty years — more than double that of just a generation ago!
Coastal Flow would like to thank all of the many outstanding cooking teams for their dedicated efforts and congratulate the following 2017 cooking team winners for crawfish and gumbo:
|First Place: P&J's (Jerry Garrett)
||First Place: Silver Spoons (Andie Trice)
|Second Place: Friends of Kyle (Billy Rivera)
||Second Place: Pintos & Gringos (Chase Gonzalez)
|Third Place: Texas Coastal Cookers (Nathan Wallace)
||Third Place: P&J's (Jerry Garrett)
Sincere thanks and appreciation once again go out to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and friends who made this year's event so successful. Undoubtedly, volunteers are the key to fundraising success and Coastal Flow continues to encourage everyone to get involved…by joining a committee, working to recruit sponsors, or just helping at a future event. You can truly help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to achieve their mission of better managing and someday fully curing this insidious disease…and adding "tomorrows" every day to the lives of people with CF.
Please click here to see the list of sponsors.
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