Jerry Cahill has volunteered at the Foundation since 2004. He plays an integral role in all BEF efforts in the CF community. Jerry, 59 years old and living with CF, heads up the BEF scholarship and transplant grant programs, and he hosts a podcast series and the CF Wind Sprint video series. Und er his leadership, the Foundation launched the Exercise For Life Scholarship and Team Boomer-Fighting Cystic Fibrosis athletic program. Jerry previously spent 27 years working in sales and management in the apparel industry. He was introduced to the Foundation by BEF Board Members Billy Heinzerling and Bob DiFazio at a New York Athletic Club fundraiser. Jerry is a lifelong athlete – he competed in the pole vault for the University of Connnecticut and NYAC, including a personal best 16 feet, 10 3/4 inches – and former actor. He is living, breathing proof that people living with CF can have a fulfilling life. On April 18, 2012, Jerry received a life-saving double lung transplant and ran in Boomer's CF Run to Breathe only three months later. He truly is an inspiration to all those at BEF and in the CF community.
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