We would like to thank Mistral Restaurant at 66 Witherspoon Street in Princeton for opening their kitchen and hearts for the annual dinner of the Mercer County Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Tuesday, October 29.
Forty people celebrated the medical advances for the care of our children with Cystic Fibrosis and feasted on the fine food prepared and served by the superb staff. The food at Mistral was delicious and creative, salads, vegetables, beef, and fish were excellent and the flourless chocolate cake was amazing. The wines were purchased from Cool Vines.
$10,000 was raised to treat and cure Cystic Fibrosis. In March, 2012, an effective treatment for 4 percent of the children was approved by the FDA. Testing is in the final phase for a treatment that will apply to 65 percent of the children. The research that went into this innovative treatment is now being used to address other genetic diseases.
In 1996, children with Cystic Fibrosis had a potential life time of 20 years, if they were among the healthy patients. Today 4 percent of the children have to think about a career, and it is the objective of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to have a treatment for every CF patient.
The Mercer County Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raises more than $100,000 annually. 95 percent of this goes to research to treat and cure Cystic Fibrosis. For more information on Cystic Fibrosis go to www.cff.com.
We thank Mistral and celebrate the generosity of Mercer County!
Mary Furey Gerard
and Natalie Caricato
The Arts Council of Princeton would like to thank everyone who attended the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 27. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces on the streets of Princeton — and in some amazing costumes! A big congratulations to the winners of our costume contest!
We would like to thank our supporters, sponsors, and partners — Novo Nordisk, the Princeton Public Library, Jazams, small world coffee, Palmer Square Management, Princeton Police, Princeton Fire Department, Princeton Public Works, NJ State Council on the Arts, and the Town of Princeton.
Also a special thanks to the Princeton University Marching Band who continue to make the Halloween Parade a fun and energetic event year after year.
Lastly, we send a special thanks to our volunteers, who help us fulfill our mission of “building community through the arts.” On behalf of the Arts Council of Princeton staff,
Arts Council of Princeton