Drink beer, help patients! Festiv-Ale, Sept. 30, can make a difference!

Lisa is a mom with THREE college students suffering from the painful disease cystic fibrosis.  I asked Lisa why your money spent on Festiv-Ale makes a difference.  Here’s Lisa’s reply, “One thing that everyone should know is the mighty power of every dollar. Each little bit absolutely does help. Since the birth of my children numerous advances in medicines and technology have transpired solely from donations. These donations will save my children’s lives. I am convinced of that fact.”

You attend, you buy tickets, you sample beer or wine, eat some food,  Lisa has hope!   $30 of every $55 Main Event 5-8 pm ticket is tax deductible as donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Indiana. There are over 700 patients in Indiana who may benefit.  For $75 ($40 tax deductible) you can enter at 4 pm.

Festiv-Ale will include beer from Sun King, Upland Brewing, People’s Brewing, The RAM of Indianapolis,  Centerpoint Brewing, Granite City Brewing,  plus beer from Monarch & World Class beer as well as wine from several distributors plus food stations from local restaurants including Hops & Fire.

Last year I wrote about Stephanie, the Queen of this fest. Stephanie has been a host of this event since it started in 2000. That’s  now 17 of her 48 years or one-third of her very painful life. According the the Mayo Clinic, Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. (Mayoclinic.org)  Meet Stephanie in my story from last year read more here

Festiv-Ale for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,  Saturday, Sept. 30, Pan Am Plaza, 5-8 pm (early bird 4 pm)  For TIX or Donate click here!

Attending a beer fest makes us happy!  I asked  Lisa what made her college-age kids happy. She said, “I think what makes them happy, is just feeling normal. Not being defined by the disease but defining their own lives. Sports have always been what my children have gravitated towards. It has definitely helped to keep them healthier and makes them feel like everyone else. Two of my kids have been able to continue this passion in college where they are currently playing volleyball and baseball.”

Consider spending a Saturday evening to help make them happy for a long time!