Tommy Vorio Honored as Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Finest - Support the Cause Today
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Finest is an event honoring New Haven’s best and brightest professionals. The evening is a who’s who gathering of honorees who show exemplary leadership, are active in their communities, and have excelled in their profession or business. These leaders are not only making a positive local impact, they’re also committed to supporting the Foundation’s mission.
Cystic fibrosis is a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. Some people with the disease say it’s like breathing through a narrow straw. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to life-threatening lung infections. Sixty years ago, most children did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is now about 40.
You can support Tommy by becoming a sponsor, donating, purchasing a ticket to the event or purchasing an acknowledgement in the program.