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 endowment. Your generosity will help us reach our goal of raising $500,000 and protecting the mission of Muriel’s Breath of Life in perpetuity.

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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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2017 Muriel’s Breath of Life Golf Raffle

This year we were privileged to have Oakmont Country Club, Fox Chapel Golf Club and the […]

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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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“Eddie is a 13-year-old CF patient who lives in Pennsylvania with his parents and two siblings. His father was recently laid off from his manufacturing job, but due to periodic call backs, Eddie’s family is not eligible for unemployment compensation. Muriel’s Fund was critical in providing Eddie’s family with heating oil as well as groceries since his family only qualified for a very small amount of food stamps.”
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