Creative ways Friends of the Foundation have made a difference include the following:
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), based in Latham, hosted a teachers’ dress-down
day last Fall, raising $300 for the Foundation.
In their legendary style, the Hans/Wasserbach families decorated the E-5 lounge for Halloween.
Joan Hart organized the Foundation’s renowned annual holiday cookie drive, assembling more than
50 festive tins of delicious homemade treats for CF patients and their families.
The Voorheesville Village Quilters, under the direction of Judy Schedlbauer, made pillow cases for CF patients.
In memory of Ed Sayer, Marc Vachon hosted a summer fundraiser featuring live music by AKIVA, a singer-songwriter from Long Island. Ed’s friends enjoyed music-by-campfire, raising $300 for the DMC Foundation.
Niskayuna Town Pool lifeguard Elizabeth Held raised more than $1,000 by organizing a Swim-A-Thon.
The third-grade class of Boght Hills Elementary School, with the help of teachers Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. Sumners and Mrs. Compton, decorated squares for patchwork quilts, a favorite among CF patients.
The Jean & Robert Taylor Fund, based in Rochester, made a generous donation of $2,500.
In honor of what would have been CF patient David Carroll’s birthday, the Carroll and Kot families from Colonie organized a Valentine’s Daythemed giveaway for patients going to the CF clinic. Spearheaded by David’s son, Ryan, the special gift bags included homemade Valentines, Krause’s candy (David’s favorite) and $50 cash. The family also
donated a Wii console, accessories and electronic games to Albany Med’s E-5 lounge.
Girl Scout Victoria Keating made homemade chocolate lollypops for CF patients.
The Albany Starfish Swim Club raised $5,913.94 at its recent Seventh Annual Swim Mania competition. Under the direction of head coach Tom Steuer, to date the team has raised more than $43,000.
Donations to the Donna M. Crandall Foundation were made in memory of Anne Marie Gorman, Jessica Roberts and
Daniel Warren. The thoughtfulness of these families during their time of sorrow is sincerely appreciated.

Posted on:  November 18, 2009