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.
16 teams battled for the championship, cheered on by 16 young CF Ambassadors from around Georgia. The champion team was Victorious Secret, who beat finalist team The Fanatics.
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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.
The Drive at 35, Alive at 25 and A Superhero Needs No Cape are available at www.andylipman.org/books.cfm.
Sponsors, teams, and generous donations (not to mention a lovely warm day) helped make the 16th Wish for Wendy Softball Challenge a huge success. We raised $578,304 toward the fight against cystic fibrosis, beating the $500,000 goal set by the Wish Committee. Our team fundraising champion was The Wish for Wendy Warriors followed by General Paton's 3rd Army. Many thanks to all who helped!