L. A. Firemen Give Cystic Fibrosis Gift
Los Angeles Firemen on Dec. 10 presented a check for $3,884 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The disease is 98 per cent fatal and the average life span of its victims is seven years.
The check was presented by Firemen Dee Bowman and Richard M. Gifford, whose children died of the ailment. Fireman Gifford’s twin children died of the disease in 1946 and Fireman Gifford’s son died last August at the age of 13 months. His daughter, Linda Jeanne, 6, is under treatment for the same ailment.
The money donated to the foundation by firemen throughout the city of Los Angeles will be used for research and treatment at Children’s Hospital.