Pay It Forward

Through the tireless efforts of our staff, board, volunteers, and partners, a lot of dedication and energy goes into fulfilling every wish, while also making it special and unique for each child and their family. However, all of this would not be possible without donations of time, energy and money.

Because funding is such a challenge, we ask that you consider participating in our "Pay It Forward Program". The goal of this program is to share the wonderful experience of fulfilling a magical wish for a child battling Cystic Fibrosis.

Below are several ways you can Pay-it-Forward and together we can all make a difference!

Start a Fundraiser

Consider having your own fundraiser and making Take A Breather the beneficiary. It can be a simple as turning your personal passion into a fundraising cause such as a walk or run, bowling, jean day at work or school, musical concerts, art shows and countless others. Turn your birthday celebration into a fundraising cause that will benefit the lives of children battling Cystic Fibrosis. Every dollar counts and no fundraiser is discounted.

Sponsor an Event

We host several events throughout the year and offer sponsorship opportunities. This is a great vehicle to get your message out to the CF Community while helping families who live with Cystic Fibrosis.

Become a Corporate Hero

Strengthen your company’s corporate image and establish your organization as an active member of the Take A Breather Family! If our wish program aligns with your company's professional and charitable goals, please contact us to learn more about the recognition and benefits we offer.

Donate Goods or Services

Office supplies/equipment are always needed and mean we can allocate more money for wishes. We are always in need of product or in-kind donations to support our events such as entertainment, food, drink, alcohol, linen, centerpieces etc. There are means to contribute without spending anything, for instance, redeeming credit card points for auction donations and donating Airline miles are another great gift to the Foundation to enhance silent and live auction offerings at events.

Donate Cash or Appreciated Stock and ask your company to match your gift

Many companies recognize the importance of their employees’ donations to nonprofit organizations and offer their support by matching gifts to double, or even triple, these contributions! Find out if your employer will match your gift today.

Memorial Contributions

A great source of our revenue comes from memorial contributions, which enables the love of a deceased one to live on for others. Families and businesses repeatadly use the Take A Breather Foundation as their choice for memorial contributions.

For more information, please contact Matt McCloskey at