The mission of Coaches Cure CF is to promote and increase community awareness, to raise funds necessary to support Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research and to provide an ASSIST to those in need through the college basketball community, in furthering the mission to Cure CF.
Coaches Cure CF began as a result of the Tarletsky and Judge families’ desire to do more to cure cystic fibrosis in honor of Alex Tarletsky. Together the families organized fundraising events and in 2006 began hosting a golf tournament. Soon after, with the assistance of Seton Hall University’s head basketball coach, Kevin Willard and Athletic Director, Pat Lyons, Coaches Cure CF was born. The goal of Coaches Cure CF is simple, to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and further the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by supporting development and research programs targeting new therapies and eventually, a cure.
Wearing the warm up suits at Coaches Cure CF Awareness games highlights and honors the dedicated discipline which those who struggle with this life threatening illness must demonstrate every day. The Tarletsky and Judge families are grateful to Iona College and head coach Tim Cluess, as he and his staff initiated this tradition. Wearing warm up suits further raised awareness during Iona’s final six games of the 2012-2013 season, including its nationally televised MAAC Championship win over Manhattan and NCAA Championship Second Round appearance vs. Ohios State.
Coaches Cure CF began at Iona College and grew to include Providence College, Seton Hall University, and University at Albany. We encourage and welcome coaches, teams, and communities to assist with the fight against this disease and make CF stand for cure found. If you are a coach or a school looking to be involved, please contact us for a marketing plan designed to assist in planning awareness games, ideas on how to get further involved , and simple fundraising plans.
Contact Katie Judge at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.