Inspired by 9-year-old Jada Fifer's battle with cystic fibrosis (CF), the girl's mother and aunt launched an ambitious fundraiser at their respective businesses for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dubbed Shop for the Cure, the event will take place in their two local Memphis, Tennessee establishments. Half of the profits made will go toward the organization, according to the Tri-State Defender.
Since she was diagnosed five years ago, Jada has been greatly assisted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, so when her 9th birthday rolled around, Jada's mother Joye Hillman wanted to find a way to give back to the organization. So Hillman, who owns a local salon and boutique, decided Shop for the Cure was the best route. Hillman was more than happy to give back to the charity that has helped them so much.
"My daughter is a fighter with a big heart. It was very hard to learn that she is ill, but my family and I are extremely thankful for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation," she told the newspaper. "We wouldn't have been able to pay for her medical expenses or the special vest she is required to wear if it weren't for them."
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation plays an integral role in helping children and adults afflicted with the disease. According to the organization, around 30,000 Americans have CF.
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