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Elizabeth Nash benefit for Cystic Fibrosis set

NORTH CREEK - The Elizabeth Nash Foundation is holding its fifth annual benefit dinner Sunday April 25 in the Great Room of the Copperfield Inn, North Creek. All of the $30 per person donation goes directly to the foundation, established by Nash's family to honor and perpetuate Liz's life-long example of giving and to continue her fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

This year's dinner features a French theme, and includes the culinary creations of Copperfield Inn Executive Chef Stephen Topper.

Music during the social hour from 3 to 4 p.m. and during dinner will be provided by Tim Wechgelaer. Dinner will be served at 4p.m. followed by an auction of many novel donated items.

For more information see www.elizabethnashfoundation.org. The benefit dinner is coordinated by Nancy and Joel Beaudin. Reservations by April 20would be appreciated as space is limited. Call Nancy Beaudin at 251-2240 to place reservations or for details.

Nash was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three, and was expected to live only into her teens. Bright and ambitious, she persevered in her academic pursuits and later career. Liz attended Johnsburg Central School through 1984 and pursuing college studies in Molecular Genetics, earning a Ph.D in Human Genetics . She worked as a CF researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of California San Francisco. She was a valued scientist at the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute of Mountain View, Calif. and served as a mentor for teens with CF. Liz authored many scientific studies and held three patents in the use of robotics in genetic research along with participating in re- search for the Human Genome Project. As Liz's last act of research on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis she donated her lungs to the CF Research Center at Stanford University Hospital. Liz died Feb. 22, 2003 a few days shy of her 33rd birthday. Her passion for life and helping others are considered an inspiration to many, event organizers said.

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