Friends for Life Foundation
The Friends for Life Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unite people in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer.
FFL was founded in 2005 by Erick Bauer and Steve Cameron; two friends who have faced the harsh realities of Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer, respectively. Friends since elementary school; Erick was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 6 while Steve was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Large Cell Anaplastyic Lymphoma at 16. Both spent much of their teenage years battling these threatening illnesses, something that brought perspective to the people in their lives. It was through the never-ending support of Erick and Steve’s family, friends and their own close friendship that built the foundation for the FFL organization.
The message of Friends For Life is clear: friends help friends overcome difficult times in life. As such, the dedicated group of volunteers lead by Steve & Erick aims to pay it forward to those who have helped them along their journeys while hoping to inspire those facing similar challenges today.
Through various fundraising initiatives including yearly Gala events and golf tournaments, FFL has raised over $400,000 for the research of Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer. FFL has also raised much awareness for both diseases and has reminded those involved of the strength of friendship.
The foundation has also initiated an educational grant presented annually to a young Cystic Fibrosis or Cancer patient. The goal of the grant is to recognize the importance of setting goals for the future, even when the future seems dim.
There are big plans ahead for the FFL team in 2013. On June 22 Calgary will be host the first Gala event in western Canada, on July 28 the crew will execute the 3rd annual FFL Open Golf Tournament and on September 27 the 8th annual Gala event will happen in Toronto at One King West.
For more on Steve, Erick and the Friends for Life foundation please visit www.fflf.ca/fflf
Facebook: Friends for Life Foundation link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-for-Life-Foundation/
The month of May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month to educate yourself further check out the Cystic Fibrosis of Canada’s website: www.cysticfibrosis.ca