Helping Children & Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

Our Mission

The Lagnese family established the Muriel’s Breath of Life Foundation in 2010 to help close the financial gaps of care for people in the tri-state area of Pittsburgh affected by Cystic Fibrosis.

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Ease a family's burden by giving to the foundation to meet today's needs or to the endowment to protect the mission of Muriel's Breath of Life in perpetuity.

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2018 Muriel’s Breath of Life Golf Raffle

The sixth Muriel’s Breath of Life Golf Raffle included three wonderful golf courses, Sunnehanna Country Club, […]

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Dinner at Casbah

On April 26th fifty guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar. […]

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2018 Muriel’s Breath of Life Picnic

August 26th, 2018 at the Lodge in North Park.  More information coming soon!

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Muriel’s Breath of Life is a non-profit initiative created by Muriel’s family and friends to honor the life and memory of Muriel Lagnese by helping Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families cover medical expenses and associated costs that are not covered by health insurance.

Funds raised by Muriel’s Breath of Life are administered by the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation and are intended for CF patients with special financial needs who are undergoing treatment at the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care Program at UPMC’s Comprehensive Lung Center or the Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Muriel's Story

Muriel’s Story

Before she lost her battle with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the early age of 56, Muriel […]

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“38-year old Henry lives with Cystic Fibrosis. CF has taken its toll on Henry’s body over the years, leaving his lungs in bad shape and necessitating the use of supplemental oxygen. Henry is unable to work as a result of his condition. Luckily, Henry’s social worker enrolled him in several programs to help him cover his co-pays and provided him with funds from Muriel’s Breath of Life to cover the cost of his outstanding debt. Muriel’s helped Henry attain a clean slate, providing him with the chance to focus on his future rather than his past.”
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