Boomer Esiason Foundation

In 1993, NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason learned that his son Gunnar was diagnosed with the incurable, genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF). Never ones to back down from a fight, he and his wife Cheryl founded BEF and decided right then and there to fight to find a cure for CF. To date, BEF has raised over $100 million.

Learn more about the Foundation at www.esiason.org

 

 

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to provide financial support to research aimed at finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation works to heighten education and awareness of cystic fibrosis and to provide a better quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis. The Boomer Esiason Foundation works to ensure that:
  • researchers and scientists working on finding a cure for cystic fibrosis have the resources they need to expand and accelerate their efforts;
  • doctors and caregivers have access to effective and innovative treatments that ease suffering and enhance the lives of those stricken with cystic fibrosis;
  • people from all walks of life are educated and motivated to become active participants in the ongoing battle against cystic fibrosis;
  • those directly affected by cystic fibrosis are encouraged and empowered to fully understand this deadly disease and to take active roles in combating it; and
  • students and hospital staff are provided with the financial resources and educational tools they need to prepare for life's challenges and to create a legacy of quality healthcare for generations to come.
 
Programs provided by BEF include:
Lung Transplant Program
CF Education Events
Milestones II: A Major Giving Campaign
Second Life and CF University
CF Patient Advocacy
CF Wind Sprints (www.cfwindsprints.com)
CF Podcasts (www.jerrycahill.com)
Club Cystic Fibrosis (www.clubcysticfibrosis.com)
Scholarships (www.cfscholarships.com)
Team Boomer (www.teamboomer.org)
You Cannot Fail (www.youcannotfail.com)