The Joey O Bocce Classic is an annual bocce ball benefit. All proceeds are donated to fund cystic fibrosis research. We are a small team of volunteers, friends and bocce aficionados sharing a common goal, which is to come together and play bocce until cystic fibrosis is controlled and cured for all those living with this life threatening disease.

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About

Joe O’Connell lost his fight with Cystic Fibrosis in November 2009, at the age of 32. He had spent three months fighting in the ICU at Duke University Hospital. During this time his wife, Kristy, gave birth to their daughter, Piper Rose.

Those that knew Joe remember his positive spirit, infectious laugh and zest for life. He was quite the character, life of the party, and friend to everyone. We are inspired by his energy, and continue the march forward in the battle against Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus. In the 1950s, few children with Cystic Fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF.

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Joe O'Connell in 2008. He was chair of our first ever bocce event called "The Bocce Blast."

Our event has raised over

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IN 12 YEARS TO BENEFIT CF RESEARCH

FDA Approved a new drug that can treat

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PERCENT OF CF PATIENTS
2020 EVENT INFO
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Date: April 26th, 2020

Where

Cardinal Gibbons High School. Located at 1401 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Details will be posted soon!

 

Questions?

Contact Elana at info@joeyobocceclassic.org.

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