Livesaver Battle for Cystic Fibrosis
CF impacts over 30,000 people in the U.S. alone.
Epic Lifesaver Battle
Each year on May 4th Star Wars fans from across the globe celebrate their love for all things Star Wars and come together for events centered on the official Star Wars Day. May is also Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. The Battle4KC Lifesaver Battle is more than just a fun reason to get together to celebrate our favorite Star Wars films and stage awesome lightsaber battles. It’s a great opportunity to eliminate a greater evil – Cystic Fibrosis.
Friends of the River Kansas City and PortKC help kick off Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. It is a terminal illness, but recent advances are adding years to the lives of CF Warriors. Proceeds from Battle4KC benefit will support Children’s Mercy Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. Children’s Mercy Cystic Fibrosis Clinic is certified by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for clinical care, education and clinical research. It is one of the leading clinics for treatment in the country.
Children’s Mercy touches the lives of 1 in 4 residents of Kansas City.
Berkley Riverfront Park
Friend of the River Kansas City (FOR_KC) is a 501 c 3 organization formed and operated as a volunteer board based in Kansas City, Missouri. Formed in 2004 to manage the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebration, FOR_KC now hosts the Midwest’s premier Independence Day event. FOR_KC, a not-for-profit organization, addresses a wide variety of interests on the Missouri River including history and education, conservation, recreation, and entertainment and to draw attention to the organizations working to make the Kansas City Riverfront a special place for all to enjoy.