Every year during the month of May, thousands of volunteers across the country come together to raise awareness about the devastating disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), and to tell the story of hope and progress. CF is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. Currently, there is no cure.
In late April of 2014, Mike Farwell sent out a tweet with the hashtag #Farwell4Hire, and a fundraising campaign was born. He was offering to do whatever was asked of him, as long as the person asking was willing to donate to cystic fibrosis in exchange for Mike’s “work.” Along with continuing his full-time job as a radio host, Mike performed dozens of “for hire” tasks and raised more than $20,000 in a month – more than twice his previous highest fundraising total.
The campaign has only grown in the years since, with the community finding creative ways to “hire” Mike. Large-scale fundraising events have been created, each contributing to Waterloo Region’s reputation as a national leader for its efforts in raising money dedicated to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Year after year, the Farwell4Hire campaign has raised more money than it did the year before.
With your help, we can make CF history!
If you’d like to get in touch with Mike, please send a message through our contact page. Just remember, he gets a little busy in May.