Help Make CF "History"
by Chad Eddy
About the Garments
Womens Butterfly Crew
A soft, durable high end jersey with a slim, fitted style. We suggest sizing up or ordering the Fellowman Crew if you like a slouchy tee.
Womens Butterfly Tri and Tri V
A tri-blend material that is pre-shrunk, extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy with a slim, fitted style. We suggest sizing up or ordering one of the Fellowman styles if you like a slouchy tee.
Womens Butterfly Burnout Tank
A soft, comfortable, stretchy, high end jersey with a slim, fitted style. This garment runs small, we suggest sizing up for a more true-to-size fit.
Mens Fellowman Tri and Tri V
A tri-blend material that is preshrunk , extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy with a slim, fitted style. This style is thinner and less forgiving, but much softer than the regular Fellowman Crew.
Mens Fellowman Crew
A soft, durable high end jersey with a true-to-size fit. This style also looks great on women!
Unisex Hero Hoody
A tri-blend material that is pre-shrunk, extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy. This style follows men’s sizing and is roomy so women, size down if you want a more true-to-size fit.
You can also read about the garment fabrics and styles in the Heart U section of our website!
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
ABOUT THE “MAKE CF HISTORY” CAMPAIGN
The Make CF History campaign was launched in 2006 by Chad Eddy, who first became an uncle to a niece born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in 1994; and then again in 1998, when a second niece (his God Daughter) was born with CF. With two nieces living with CF, Chad has made a commitment to be an active participant in the fight to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
“After getting involved with various CF events over the last 10 years, I started thinking of ideas to do something much bigger for the cause to find a cure for CF.” says Chad.
In 2006, he took his fight to cyberspace and launched the “Make CF History” campaign online at MakeCFHistory.com. His goal is to raise $1 million dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research and to make Cystic Fibrosis a thing of the past (i.e. “history”).
“Think of it as the Million Dollar Home Page meets the Home Page with a Purpose. My main motivation stems from, if nothing else, a sense of urgency – having two nieces with CF, time is of the essence.”
In 2009, Chad established a cause on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MakeCFHistory?fref=ts) to increase awareness and drive additional donations. Two years later, the Make CF History campaign took the fight to find a cure for CF to the ice, with the inaugural Make CF History Charity Classic Hockey Tournament.
“I wanted to create another forum to spread the word about the Make CF History campaign and raise awareness and money for CF research. Hockey is a passion of mine, and the idea behind this event stems from a high school alumni game I played in this past January outdoors in downtown Detroit (www.outdoorclassicdetroit.com). It was a great event, which drew a lot of attention and raised significant funds for hockey programs in Detroit. That’s when I knew I wanted to create a similar event with a similar atmosphere for this very worthy cause, which I hope will attract players, sponsors, media and the general public to be a part of it.” The inaugural event hosted six teams, and raised over $11,000 for the CF Foundation, exceeding its goal of $10,000.
In 2012, the second annual Make CF History Charity Classic hosted eight teams, and included the addition of a kids’ charity game. The event raised over $19,000 for the CF Foundation, exceeding its goal of $15,000.
In 2013, the tradition will continue June 7th-9th at the Chiller Easton Ice Rink, with a 3-day tournament hosting 16 adult men’s teams, a kids’ charity pond hockey game, a silent and live auction, a public skate and stick-and-puck for kids. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for the CF Foundation.
A few other things…
▪ The rose is symbol for CF, because most kids cannot pronounce “cystic fibrosis”; instead they often called it “65 roses”.
▪ Here is the story of “65 roses”: http://www.cff.org/aboutCFFoundation/About65Roses/
Here are the links to Chad’s blogs:
Read what Andrea, an alum of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority at Capital University as well as a founding member and supporter of Cystic Fibrosis has to say about her passion for the cause:
I first got involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation when I became a founding member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority at Capital University. What my sisters did for the philanthropy and the cause instantly hit home and inspired me to do more. When I found the Make CF History campaign, it all made sense; I knew I had to do more and this seemed like the right path! Today, I hope to make a change following my sorority sisters’ footsteps and doing everything that I can for the Make CF History Campaign. Being a committee member is just the beginning. I hope to have a positive impact and help to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!
As for the more personal side, the main reason why I support CF, stems from an event when I was young. One day, I almost drowned and stopped breathing. From unknown causes, I stopped breathing several times afterwards. From those experiences, I remember not being able to breathe as one of most awful, painful things that has ever happened to me. When you can’t breathe you feel powerless and desperate. The thought of not being able to breathe often haunts me, probably more than it should. And when I found out what cystic fibrosis does to people, I couldn’t imagine living my life having to struggle to breathe every day. I figured giving my support and raising awareness for CF is the one thing I can do to fight my demons and more importantly, theirs.” -Andrea