CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION HOSTS ANNUAL WINE OPENER ON OCTOBER 18

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION HOSTS ANNUAL WINE OPENER ON OCTOBER 18

Premium wines, lavish food and live music at the exclusive Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club

BOCA RATON, FL–October 1, 2019 –When his son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Sal Capano became a dedicated and determined volunteer for the CF Foundation. He created the Care Today…Cure Tomorrow event and never missed an opportunity to educate the world about CF and recruit people to help in his quest to raise funds and find a cure for Nicholas and everyone else who battles the disease. Sal Capano passed away in 2007. In tribute, his wife Lauri and a group of Sal’s friends, affectionately known as “Sal’s Pals,” continued his “Care Today…Cure Tomorrow event in the Spirit of Sal Capano” to help raise funds to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Nine years ago, event honorary chairs Lauri Capano, David Greenberg and Michael Rankin added a wine-tasting element to the dinner event, and it evolved into what is known today as “The Wine Opener. Sip…Savor…Cure!” On October 18, 2019, Event Chair Rene Stern invites everyone to come together and enjoy rich cuisines, fine wines and the opportunity to dance the night away, event guests will be on hand to help us honor Boca’s Shining Stars. A Shining Star demonstrates leadership in the community, success in business and unparalleled support of charitable causes. Those assuming this recognition will be honored at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2019 Wine Opener.

WHAT IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS?

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In the US, more than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis (more than 70,000 worldwide).

ABOUT THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, please go towww.cff.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on the annual Wine Opener, Sip…Savor…Cure!, to schedule an interview or request a media kit, please contact Stephanie Wilson from CFF at swilson@cff.org or (954) 739-5006.