KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- A local family is doing everything possible to save their daughter's life and keep her healthy.
Little Annabelle Hanson has Cystic Fibrosis. She's fighting a good fight at age 2, but with your help she and others living with CF will thrive.
Annabelle's parents Mark and Jessica Hanson joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about their latest fundraising effort to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
"There's no government funding for CF Research," explained Annabelle's dad, Mark. "Private fundraising is critical to save lives and the good thing about this is 90 cents out of every dollar goes to CF research."
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic disease that 30,000 Americans fight. Currently there is not cure, but major medical breakthroughs are within reach.
"Doctors say my daughter won't live past 37 and I want more for my daughter than that," explained Hanson. "We just want to see her happy, healthy and thriving," added Annabelle's mom, Jessica.
The Hansons are hosting a benefit event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Friday, November 1, 2013.
The event features beer, wine and food tastings from local restaurants. You can have your picture taken by professional photographers which is yours to keep to remember the night. And you can bid on popular items in the silent auction.
You can, "Raise A Little Belle" with the Hansons Friday, November 1, 2013. It's at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in Kernersville from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. You have to be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $40 before October 31st or $50 at the door.
For more information click here to be directed to the event's page.
WFMY News 2