May is Cystic Fibrosis month, and this May a diverse group of people around the world have been working to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research and treatment.
In Kansas City, Missouri former pro wrestler and current Brazilian jiu-jitsu champ Travis Conley teamed up with local restaurant Longboards Wraps and Bowls to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Since 2014, Longboards has sold the “T-Money Wrap-n-Tap” named after Travis’s wrestling alter ego “T-Money.” This May, Longboards will donate $1 for every T-Money wrap that gets sold, and Travis himself will match that donation.
Travis was inspired to battle cystic fibrosis by his niece who has lived with the condition her whole life.
Meanwhile in Nepal, British climber Nick Talbot has raised well over $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by becoming the first person with cystic fibrosis to climb Mount Everest. This was Nick’s third attempt. The first two ended in disaster, not due to his condition but because of the climb’s inherent dangers. Nick’s 2014 attempt ended when 16 guides were killed in climbing accidents. His 2015 attempt ended when an avalanche nearly killed Nick.
And in Texas, five rock bands got together for the annual Rock Away Cystic Fibrosis Music Festival to raise money to support those with cystic fibrosis in Brazos Valley and to fund cystic fibrosis research. This year’s lineup included Grammy nominated artist John Fullbright.