2 FHS seniors to host Ultimate Friesbee in memory of friend

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Love-LungsNew Ultimate Frisbee event to fund research in Cystic Fibrosis

Two FHS seniors are sponsoring an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament at Westwood/Bales from 3-7 pm on August 9. It is all part of a new organization.

Katherine Harclerode and Emelie Nelson both 17 and incoming seniors at Friendswood High School have founded the Love Our Lungs Organization.

This organization is support for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. A close friend recently passed away from this disease, which was one of the many reasons they started this group. Their first event is the Ultimate Frisbee tournament where all proceeds go to the CF Foundation.

For four hours families with members of all ages can have a great time while helping others. At the event will be food for sale (provided by Which Wich), water for sale, a chance to win a pair of Oakley Sunglasses along with all the sweetheart candies in the jar if you enter the “Guess how many hearts are in the jar,” Silent auction for the “Sweet Basket” filled with Menchies gift cards, Cake Lady gift cards and a beautiful floral arrangement, a jumping castle, tee-shirts for sale, and small games like washers, toss the bean bag and spike ball

“This event is also a great way for high schoolers to earn service hours and anyone gets one service hour for bringing a case of water, Harclerode said.

A concert performed by Gavin Vriend and his band @ 6 pm.

But those who love Frisbees should come for the Ultimate Frisbee team competition. There are already seven teams formed. Some have a dad or two in them along with a few Young Life representatives so age limits are not a qualification. To form YOUR team, contact Katherine Harclerode at 832-444-7980 or Emilie Nelson at 281-900-1918.

“Every one of all ages should come out and support a cure for Cystic Fibrosis! Bring money to help donate and your family to have a blast!” Nelson said.

Sponsors for the event include Which Wich, DCS Data Solutions LLC, the Harclerode Family, the Nelson Family, Randy K. Ellis, DDS, Tommy and Elaine Ebner, HomeTown Bank, Sonic’s Pete Garcia, Parkwood Vision, Northwest Anesthesia and Pain Services, Raymond James with Sally Branson and Harris B. Hanson, the Frailey Family, Lake Woodlands Surgical Center, Parkwood Vision, Viterbo Family. State Farm-Dennis Cooke, American National-Neal Nathan Insurance Agency, Tex-Trude Lp., Rock Orthopedic and hand center, Caresse and Todd Chase, Steinsland Family, Ballard Family, Pope Family, East Texas Dobermans, De La Cruz Plastic Surgery, Harvey E. Slusky, MD, The Cake Lady, Menchies, Corey and Tracy Kirkland, Lundquist Family, Dr. Dao, Mark and Maribel Griffon, Laurie Labra, and Mildred Cook.

Sponsors can still join the hardworking group planning to provide everyone with a great afternoon August 9.

To be a sponsor, contact Harclerode or Nelson.

The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is thrilled to be associated with the wonderful group, Love our Lungs. This great group of high school students is passionate about raising valuable dollars in the fight against cystic fibrosis and will host a fundraising event,” CF Foundation Executive Director Sissy Boyd said.

“We are making tremendous progress toward a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis. Just today, we received the exciting news that a Foundation-supported clinical drug trial showed that participants who took a combination two drug treatment, compared with those on placebo, showed significant and consistent improvement in lung function and in other important health measures. These positive results represent an important milestone in the history of CF—and a significant step forward in our effort to bring new treatments targeting the underlying cause of the disease.”

The community of Friendswood is invited to this free event.

“We are delighted to have Love our Lungs support our efforts and wish them much success as they help make CF stand for Cure Found!” Boyd said.