Donna Crandall Foundation 2020 Holiday Programs

Cookie Kits For the past 15+ years, special friends of the foundation, Steve and Joan Hart have generously organized our annual cookie drive. COVID-19 cancelled this holiday tradition this year, but the foundation was able to provide DIY cookie kits to all the pediatric patients who visited the CF clinic this December. Adopt a Family […]

Thanksgiving Meals Delivered for Local CF Families and AMC CF Staff

With the help of our community the foundation ensured 140 local CF families and the AMC CF clinic staff enjoyed a special Thanksgiving meal. The foundation even provide a hot meal to one family who had no access to cooking their dinner. Families and staff were so pleased from comments left on social media: “I […]

Foundation Provides the Little Extras

The Foundation supports the little extra things the CF Care Center needs.  The Foundation ordered and delivered 24 pill cups to the Pediatric Clinic. Taking pills can be difficult for many adults and children. With these cups, tablets and capsules are placed on a special pill shelf and go down more easily.

Zoom Family Activities

Foundation provides Funding to support Zoom family activities developed by child life specialist, Maureen Sharkey.  With remote learning a common reality this year for CF students and their  families,  Maureen thought some safe, socially distant activities would be fun for kids via Zoom. The Foundation will fund supplies and necessary mailing costs to make sure […]

Gift Bags Restocked

 special thanks to Peggy and Kevin Fritz for shopping and putting together 24 gift bags. These legendary totes will be distributed to CF inpatients in the coming weeks.     “The gift bag was so much fun to go through. Thanks so much! It made my stay easier!”  said a grateful patient.

Thanksiving Dinner for Patients & CF Staff

With many holiday plans being scaled back this year, we hope you enjoy this Mazzone catered meal to make your Thanksgiving holiday a little easier.

20th Emerald Eve Raises $110,000!

Though we weren't able to have the Emerald Eve this month, thanks to your generosity and hard work, the Donna M. Crandall Foundation has still managed to raise over $110,000 this year to date! We wanted to share our thanks for everything you do to support us in these unusual times. We could not do it without you!

2020 Thanksgiving Sponsor

We are currently working with Mazzone Hospitality to offer free Thanksgiving meals to CF families and clinic staff.

2020 Summer Project

For the first time in the Foundation’s history, our “Summer Surprise” project was mailed to each family, rather than distributed to patients at their summer clinic appointments.

2020 Corporate Sponsors

We sincerely appreciate the long-term support and belief in our mission.

DMCF celebrates the “Courage of CF” with the Beads of Courage® program!

DMCF is delighted to announce that we are  spearheading and funding the start of the  Beads of Courage program at Albany Medical  Center.

19th Annual Emerald Eve Raises Over $170,000!

The 2019 Emerald Eve was a smashing success, raising over $170,000 to help support CF patients and families! Thanks to all who made the evening a phenomenal success!