Edmonds physician Judith Babcock’s 4-month old grandson Connor was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 4 weeks of age. To meet her goal of raising $10,000 for cystic fibrosis research, Babcock has organized the one-day “Breath of Hope” fundraiser in downtown Edmonds on Saturday, May 3.
The Breath of Hope fundraiser is centered around a benefit yoga class to be held at Twist Yoga at 1 p.m. May 3. Participating merchants include Twist Yoga, Las Brisas, Cheesemonger’s Table, Walnut Street Coffee, Red Twig, Edmonds IGA Market and MaJe Gallery.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, chronic disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, leading to life-threatening lung infections. The same mucus obstructs the pancreas, stopping natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. You can learn more here.