2019 Annual MBOL Picnic
October 20, 2019
The ninth MBOL picnic was held on September 2, 2019 at the Rose Barn in North Park. Good times were had by all, as the weather cleared just in time for the picnic. The Rose Barn was a new venue for us and it worked out beautifully. As always the food was meticulously prepared by Paul and David and enjoyed by all. Entertainment was provided by Joe Lagnese’s trio, Jazz 3. The Silent and Chinese auctions were filled with a wide variety of great items that were generously donated by some of our loyal supporters and then bid on by our generous picnic attendees. All in all, the picnic was a wonderful time and a successful fund raiser.
The highlight of the picnic each year is always hearing about the benefit that MBOL brings to the patients seen at the CF clinics. Dr. Joe Pilewski eloquently discussed the inspiration that Muriel has been to him and the importance and value that the money donated in Muriel’s name has for the patients and their families. We were also blessed to have Muriel’s sister, Linda Mooser, who was recently diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, join us and speak at the picnic. Her heart felt words about her recollection of Muriel’s fight and now her own personal experience were very moving. Thanks to Linda and Joe for helping us to understand the impact that MBOL has and the role our generous donors play in making this happen.