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People & Places: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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People & Places: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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The Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held its 14th annual Tulsa’s New Leaders fundraising event Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, honoring 36 young professionals who exemplify leadership qualities, are active in volunteer roles and contribute to the Tulsa business community.

The 2016 honorees are:

Matt Akins, ONEOK, Inc.; Nicole Allen, The Mayo Hotel; Sarah Alsdorf, Station 8 Branding; George Apfelbach, Kaiser Francis Oil Co.; Jamie Battaglia, Party Pro Rents; Taylor Billings, Williams Companies; John Bizjack, Wells Fargo Advisors; Malachi Blankenship, The University of Tulsa; Elisabeth Blue, Toomer Oil Co.; Sarah Boone, Grant Thornton, LLP; and Andrew Brown, The Resource Group.

Also, Travis Davidson, Trey’s Bar & Grill; Antonio Graham, Union Public Schools; Hollie Gray, Union Public Schools; Morgan Harrington, ONE Gas; Sherri Hays, Hays Chiropractic; Maddy Kennedy, St. John’s Clinic; W.H. “Wink” Kopczynski III, New Gulf Resources; Blake Martin, Union Public Schools; Jeffrey Metcalf, CBRE; Rick Miller, Fund An Org; Jose Antonio Moncayo, Angus Natural Resources; and Robert O’Neal, Rimrock Energy Partners.

Also, Brenda Oaks, Barre3; Joshua Perry, Joshua Perry Salon; Jordan Philbeck, Jordan Lashes Out: Younique; Daniela Picado, Folds of Honor; Ashley Roberts, Sequoyah Technologies; Larry Rooney, Manhattan Construction; Erica Silverstein, Zaza Agency; Katherine Stevenson, Betty Rowland Nursery School; Daniel Stockton, Vertical Aerospace; Justin Thompson, JTR Restaurant Group; Andrew Tipton, YMCA; Jamie Tygart, Fitness Together; Drew Veitch, Morgan Stanley; and Jill Vivion, Mariner Consulting.

Each honoree received an award from the CF Foundation, a commendation from Gov. Mary Fallin and a letter of congratulations from Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people who have the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatments, and ensuring access to high quality, specialized care.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive systems. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United Stated have the disease.

Each honoree is required to raise $4,000 in donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Premier sponsors for the event were: Independent Tubular, Debbie & Mike Allred and Kylie & Tyler Allred; Breeze Investments, LLC., Mary & Jim Bush; Anonymous in Memory of Lo Detrich; CMark Resources, LLC., Cinda & Mark Marra; The Jeff Galvin Family, in Honor of Grace Galvin; Mesa Products, Inc., Pat & Terry May; Jill & Robert Thomas; Susan & William Thomas, and The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.

James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478

james.watts@tulsaworld.com

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