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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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.

2019 Annual MBOL Picnic

The 9th annual MBOL picnic will be held Monday, September 2, 2019 at the Rose Barn […]

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MBOL 2019 Golf Raffle

Muriel’s Breath of Life Golf Raffle 2019 The seventh edition of the Muriel’s Breath of Life […]

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MBOL Sports Night at Wildwood Golf Club

On October 19, 2018 Wildwood Golf Club hosted a Sports Night to benefit Muriel’s Breath of […]

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“At 54, Annie has been living with CF for many years. Annie is unable to work as a result of her condition. She relies on Social Security Income to support herself and Medicare to support her insurance needs. However, a recent coverage gap left Annie with no way to pay for an inhaled antibiotic she needed. The Muriel’s Breath of Life Fund provided Annie with the financial support she needed to cover the cost of her prescription ensuring she did not have to endure a lapse in her treatment.
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