The Zucker Family Foundation is again matching all revenue received February 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019* for the 2019 Wish for Wendy Softball Challenge!  The amount being matched this year is an incredible $125,000.  * All contributions received during these dates will be eligible for this 1:1 match.  Donations received in excess of the matching goal of $125,000 will be credited to the Wish for Wendy event and will be used to support the CF Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

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     In addition to being the founder of Wish for Wendy, Andy Lipman is a fabulous motivational speaker. Please call 404-512-9473 if you know of a business, civic, religious, or social organization, school group or club that might be interested in hearing Andy's remarkable story. Click here to read testimonials about some of Andy's past appearances, or for speech descriptions and booking information.

Wendy Lipman, namesake of the Wish for Wendy Softball Challenge, lived only 16 days, yet every year for 20 years family, friends and supports have gathered to honor her by raising money to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis, the genetic disease that took her life.
    16 teams will yet again battle for the 2019 championship both on the field and off of it, cheered on by 16 young CF Ambassadors from around Georgia. Who will win on the field? More importantly, who will win off of it?

Click on "The Event" to get all the necessary paperwork to sign up.

​* If someone wants to pay for their team or sponsorship or donate to a player, the link is ​ .


Honoring Wendy's Memory

Wendy Carol Lipman was born December 18, 1970 and passed away January 2, 1971. She died from complications of cystic fibrosis. Back then, there weren't many treatments for cystic fibrosis. Thanks to events like A Wish for Wendy, donations are leading to treatments and are moving us even closer to a cure. The Wish for Wendy Softball Challenge is dedicated to the memory of the sister of founder Andy Lipman, and our wish for Wendy is that people with cystic fibrosis no longer have to struggle with this disease.


Pam & Ray Shelor have volunteered at Wish for Wendy nearly every year. We are very appreciative of people like them who donate their time to the cause.

For any questions about entering

a team, volunteering or fundraising, please contact

Linda Murphy or Shea Pitre at 404-325-6973 or e-mail at or or e-mail Andy Lipman at 

​2019 Fundraising Goal

Want to sign your team up?


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Alpharetta's North Park!

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Please check out Andy's new book "The CF Warrior Project" detailing the lives of amazing people with cystic fibrosis all over the world