Lizzy’s Lifesavers to host fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis

Lizzy’s Lifesavers and Fulton VFW Post 2657 are teaming up to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research.

The two groups are hosting a benefit dinner from 4-7 p.m. March 29 at the VFW featuring mutton, pulled pork and homemade pie. There is a suggested donation of $10 per adult, $5 for children under 12. To-go plates will be available.

There event will include silent and live auctions at 7 p.m. with sports memorabilia, a week in a timeshare and a trip to New Orleans and baskets of items donated by area residents and businesses. There also will be raffle drawings for a gun and for half a beef, including processing. Mutton will be sold by the pound as well.

All of the proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — a cause that is special to Lizzy’s Lifesavers because of the diagnosis of 1-year-old Fulton resident Lizzy Metz.

Lizzy was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis — a condition in which thick mucus clogs the lungs — as an infant. She undergoes twice-daily breathing treatments to clear her lungs of the mucus.

Lizzy’s grandmother, Linda Metz, said Lizzy’s Lifesavers is a group of family and friends with a common dream: to help fund a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

“We’re very dedicated to trying to find a cure for Lizzy and all patients with Cystic Fibrosis,” Metz said. “Most of the research comes from the foundation, so that’s just a mission for us, so maybe one day there will be a cure, or at least a medicine to make their lives easier.”

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