BIG Chili Cook-off benefits CF research
The 7th “Hot Monkey BIG Chili Cook-Off” will be at the Shepherdstown Train Station on Sat. Sept. 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $8 to sample all of the Areas finest Chili’s orenter your prize winning recipe.
For information call (304) 754-8871 or (240) 217-4178 or visit TeamFaith.Homestead.com.
All of the proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for Research at John Hopkins.
“My grandaughter, Faith Stone has Cystic Fibrosis,” said Patt Simmons, organizer of the event. “She is 11 years old. My whole network of Friends and Family have worked so very hard to raise money tofund thenecessary research to find a cure. We have had many Great StridesWalks, Golf Tournaments, Poker Runs, Bonanzas, Chili Cook-Off”s and now this year a 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. preceding the ‘Hot Monkey BIG Cook-Off’!” (See Calendar section.)
Adult clinical treatment trails have recently been completed, with positive results(and are beginning childrens clinical trails) for a new drug, Vertex 770, Simmons noted. Thisnew drug is the drug that targets my grandaughters specific gene defect.
“So now we have to work even harder to ensure that we have the necessaryfunding for this research,” she added.