GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 9, 2018)—Third-year medical student Katy Dumas, and fourth-year medical students Raquel Denis and Cody Hill were recently selected to be members of first cohort of Greenville’s Finest, hosted by the South Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. Ms. Dumas, Mr. Hill and Ms. Denis were chosen for their community contributions and philanthropy, as well as their career path successes.
Mr. Hill learned about the CF Foundation after his clinical rotation at the CF Foundation-accredited CF Center in Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS), directed by Steven Snodgrass, MD, while Ms. Denis became connected with the CF Foundation through volunteering opportunities. Ms. Dumas has personally witnessed the effects of CF on loved ones in her life, and so chose to become involved with the CF Foundation’s research and medical care efforts.
The Greenville’s Finest cohort includes 13 young professionals in the Upstate who have spent the last three months learning about CF, the work of the Foundation and raising funds for research. The program will culminate in a reception at the end of March highlighting participants’ fundraising efforts.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects approximately 33,000 children and adults in the United States. CF causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and can lead to life-threatening lung infections. CF also affects the pancreas, interfering with digestion. There is currently no cure for CF.
The CF Foundation creates and funds innovative research and provides specialized medical care to improve the length and quality of life for people living with CF. The Foundation depends on donor support to carry out its life-saving programs, which in recent years have made significant medical advancements.
For more information about Greenville’s Finest, visit: https://greenville.finestcff.org/.