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.


Purchase a CD or a Lagnese Family Cookbook to support Muriel’s Breath of Life

To order a CD or a Lagnese Family Cookbook to support Muriel’s Breath of life, please […]

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2020 MBOL Golf Raffle

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2019 Annual MBOL Picnic

The ninth MBOL picnic was held on September 2, 2019 at the Rose Barn in North […]

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“Bruce is a 62-year-old patient living with cystic fibrosis. Although Bruce is currently insured, his insurance company would not cover the cost of a medication that Bruce’s physicians prescribed for him. With the help of his clinical and supportive team, Bruce fought the insurance company and eventually persuaded them to cover the anti fungal medication he needs for his lungs. The Muriel’s Breath of Life Fund provided Bruce with the financial support he needed to cover the cost of his anti fungal medication when the insurance company refused to pay – ensuring that Bruce never experienced a delay in his treatment.