Frank Deford, sports journalist, author of “Alex: The Life of a Child,” and a parent to a child living with cystic fibrosis, announces the winner of the 2016 Volunteer Leadership Conference Alex Award: Andy Lipman, an adult living with CF.
Each year, the Alex Award is presented to a person with CF who is a role model to others with the disease and embraces perseverance, showing unflagging courage in the face of this challenging disease. The award is in honor of Frank’s daughter, Alex, who passed away from CF at the age of 8.
Andy is the chair of A Wish for Wendy’s Softball Challenge, an event supporting the Foundation’s Georgia Chapter that has raised more than $2.7 million. Andy is also a member of the Foundation’s Adult Advisory Council (AAC), supporting the Foundation’s mission to find a cure and support people with CF today.