17-award-recipientsThis year’s recipients are Pat Lyons for the Judge Award and Mike and Anna Marie Dermody for the Coaches Cure CF Award.

The Judge Award was established in 2010 in honor of John and Monica Judge and their commitment to curing cystic fibrosis.  Recipients are individuals or groups who do not have a direct connection to cystic fibrosis but who have a strong commitment and dedication to raise awareness and support Coaches Cure CF’s efforts to develop a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Pat Lyons, Athletic Director at Seton Hall University, has been a dedicated supporter of Coaches Cure CF from the beginning. He first met the Tarletsky and Judge families while working at Iona College and this is when he began to understand the challenges that people face while living with Cystic Fibrosis. Lyons immediately wanted to do something to help. They began with an awareness day at Iona College basketball and that grew to become the organization, Coaches Cure CF, that now hosts awareness days across the northeast. Lyons is dedicated to do what he can to help spread the mission of Coaches Cure CF across the college athletics community.

The Coaches Cure CF Award was established in 2011 to recognize and acknowledge those individuals who play a loving and supportive role in Alex’s life and whose dedicated efforts continue to further the mission of curing cystic fibrosis.

As dear friends of Noreen and Chris, the Dermody’s are avid supporters of all efforts on behalf of Alex and Cystic Fibrosis.  Retired from the Blackstone Group, Inc, and Assistant Prosecutor for Hudson County, respectively, Anna Marie and Mike stay busy keeping up with the couple’s two young daughters, Hope and Mia.  While not a stranger to Cystic Fibrosis as Mike grew up alongside dear friend and CF patient, Dave Burns, the Dermody’s know the struggles and challenges that face Alex daily.  And while Dave is no longer with us, the memories of the past continue to encourage this family to do all they can to cure Cystic Fibrosis.

If you are interested in supporting Pat Lyons or Mike and Anna Marie Dermody registration is still open for the 2017 Coaches Cure CF Golf Invitational at Rockaway River Country Club in Denville, New Jersey on Monday, May 8 or to simply donate to Coaches Cure CF click here.

Thank you for your support and CF will stand for CURE FOUND!

 

 

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