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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Dinner at Casbah

Thursday, April 26th at Casbah. More information coming soon!

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2018 Muriel’s Breath of Life Picnic

Sunday, August 19th at the Lodge in North Park. More information coming soon!

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2017 Muriel’s Breath of Life Picnic

After a one year hiatus, the Muriel’s Breath of Life picnic came back better than ever […]

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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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“Muriel’s Fund helped to provide assistance for Anna’s extended family to travel back and forth from the hospital, in addition to covering costs of medications and co-pays that the family would not have been able to pay on their own. Without Muriel’s Fund, Anna’s surmounting medical costs may have affected her family’s ability to give her the necessary follow up care. They remain grateful to Muriel’s Fund for helping to provide relief to their little one.”
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