The Birds Nest Bistro filled up fast last Friday night, July 19th, as Eef Barzelay, of the ‘alt-country/indie’ band Clem Snide, performed for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Through organizing the event, condo owners Tom DiMarchi and Karen Tolchin raised close to $1000 for the Foundation, an organization close to their hearts. Karen’s brother struggled with the condition and Karen and Tom’s son, Charlie, is not only surviving, but thriving, with much thanks to the Foundation’s treatment research.
Cystic Fibrosis is an genetic condition affecting the lungs, as well as the pancreas, liver and intestines. Though there is currently no cure for the disorder, discoveries of treatments have grown exponentially over the past 70 years. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization “dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. (Their) focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure.” For more information, visit their website at www.cff.org.