About Loretta Morris Memorial Fund
Loretta Morris was born March 31, 1950 and died in November 1971, at the age of 21 years from cystic fibrosis. Her CF diagnosis did not come until she was 16 years old. In spite of her illness she enjoyed the recreation activities of horseback riding and dance, and was also an avid reader. She attended California State University at Northridge at the time of her death and had worked part time in the University library. Not allowing CF to hold her back, she traveled to Ireland with a good friend. She and her sister Barbara traveled through the Pacific Northwest and to British Columbia just two months before her death.
In honor of her sister, Barbara established the Loretta Morris Memorial Fund to help people with CF engage in recreation activities that she and Loretta enjoyed, thus contributing to their health and well-being. These activities include:
The fund aims to focus awards in California where the Morris family lived. Barbara currently lives in Ventura, CA and administers the fund. All funds are used 100% in the form of grants.
To send your donation by check, please mail to:
Miles for Cystic Fibrosis
PO Box 2984
Tucker, GA 30085
Support our Campaign
Since 2010 the Loretta Morris Memorial Fund has provided more than $90,000 in direct support to more than 200 individuals living with cystic fibrosis (CF) to access healthy and active lifestyles with activities including swimming lessons and league fees, horseback riding competitions and instruction, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance instructions, golfing greens fees and lessons, yoga classes and much, much more.
Your contribution to this fund directly funds activities that enable a quality of life improvement that allows people living with CF to capitalize on the the decades of research, treatments and medication advancements that support the airway health required to participate in such activities.
I thank you for your helping many more people live their fullest lives with CF, just as Loretta did, and I continue to do.
With my deepest gratitude,