Earth Friendly Products, a leader in green cleaning products manufacturing, received an award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the California Winemasters Gala in Newport Beach, CA on February 4th, 2013.
The evening was all about raising funds and awareness to fight cystic fibrosis. The culinary experience included a well prepared menu to accompany the great selection of California wines.
Dr. Van Vlahakis and Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks of Earth Friendly Products were recognized with a special award for their contribution to the foundation and their work that helps people leaving with cystic fibrosis to have a healthy choice when it comes to cleaning products that do not include harmful chemicals.
Watch the video below to understand how conventional cleaning products negatively affect people who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis:
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation’s aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, people with CF are now living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
Winemasters is one of the most important CFF fundraisers in the United States and one of the largest single-day charity wine auctions in the world, having raised almost $26 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 24 years.