Jerry Cahill, age 54 with CF, has fast become an inspiration to the cystic fibrosis community. At age 11, he was diagnosed with the disease, but since then has overcome remarkable odds and become living, breathing proof that cystic fibrosis patients can have a normal life through a firm commitment to exercise and compliance.
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Cahill has completed two New York City Marathons, competed at the national level in pole vaulting, with a personal best of 16 feet 10 inches, and is a former Vice President of Sales in the Apparel Industry.
Currently, Cahill volunteers at the Boomer Esiason Foundation, leading the foundation's Scholarship and Grants division and is the founder of Team Boomer, an athletic organization dedicated to encouraging exercise among CF patients while simultaneously raising money for scholarships.
Jerry has launched various educational programs for the CF community that include:
Jerry, a strong advocate of exercise, believes that "exercise is the single most important thing in my life that keeps me healthy with CF."
Cahill is an inspirational speaker internationally for the CF community. Jerry speaks about "Living. Breathing. Succeeding with CF" and about his life discipline "YOU CANNOT FAIL..."
Contact Jerry at: [email protected] or call 718-314-3392