"I try to reassure everyone who has been affected by this disease that CF isn't the end of the world if you don't want it to be."
The experience of living with cystic fibrosis is markedly different today than it was decades ago. Thanks to the discovery of the CF gene, the availability of effective drug therapies and advances in technology, the 30,000 Americans who deal with the disease day in and day out are living longer and fuller lives. In a word, they are thriving.

There is a multitude of organizations working to support the cystic fibrosis community, as well as a variety of tools and information available to help people with CF not just live, but thrive.

Sacks For CF Scholarship

The Sacks for CF Scholarship is related to quarterback sacks made during the NFL season. The undergraduate and graduate award is made annually to 30 people who strive for therapy adherence and academic success.

“Sacks for CF” means money in the bank for college students who have cystic fibrosis.

For every sack recorded during NFL Monday Night Football games, the Sacks for CF Scholarship Program receives a donation from a Boomer Esiason Foundation corporate partner. Sacks for CF funds are awarded annually to 30 college students, based on their academic achievements and adherence to daily CF therapy.

Amount:  $3,000 to $10,000

Deadline:  January 13, 2014


Applications and all documentation must be received by Friday, January 11, 2013. The names of scholarship winners will be announced on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:

• Application
• Essay
• Recent photo
• Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine
• Transcript (high school, college and/or graduate school)
• Letter of acceptance from academic institution
• Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution
• W2 form for both parents

Return completed applications to:

Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Email questions to: jcahill@esiason.org


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