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.
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Wendy Lipman, namesake of the Wish for Wendy Softball Challenge, lived only 16 days, yet every year for 16 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.
For this 16th Annual Wish for Wendy event, 16 teams will battle for the championship, cheered on by 16 young CF Ambassadors from around Georgia. To demonstrate further The Power of 16, sponsorship levels for this year are multiples of 16 from $160 to $32,000, and the Wish Committee has set an aggressive goal of $500,000…also a multiple of 16.
Team applications are currently being accepted on a first-come basis. Teams must have at least ten players with a minimum of four women. Teams are encouraged to form and start fundraising early. The registration forms, captain’s packet and other information can be found on The Event page. Questions should be directed to Andy Lipman at email@example.com.
The Zucker Family Foundation is matching the first $121,870 raised in honor of Wendy’s birth date – 12/18/70. Companies can help meet this matching gift challenge by going to the Sponsor page, clicking the Sponsorship Opportunities button and submitting the sponsorship form on the last page of the Sponsorship Packet.