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Career & CF
Tuesday, March 2, 1 – 2 PM EST

We all face challenges in the workforce, but dealing with cystic fibrosis adds another layer. Hear from adults with CF navigating their careers while prioritizing their health. 3 CF fighters will share their journey of pursing their dreams despite their disease.


Julia Rae
Julia Rae is an accomplished singer, songwriter, on-camera host and model. Julia was diagnosed  with cystic fibrosis before she was born. She founded her own nonprofit, Singing at the Top of  My Lungs, to raise awareness for CF and fund child life, music and art therapy programs.

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Lauren Doane
Lauren is a 27-year old cystic fibrosis patient living in Austin, Texas with her husband Michael and two fur babies, Archie and Sadie. Over the past 4 years, she has grown her career in digital marketing, focusing on SEM and paid advertising. She is an avid volunteer with the CF Foundation and has served on numerous working groups and panels for virtual events over the past few years. She hopes to encourage others by sharing her experiences while navigating life with CF.

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John Demos
John is a 31-year old tech professional, endurance athlete, husband, and dog father. Born and raised in  Colorado, John was diagnosed with CF at birth, but refuses to let it slow him down. He completed an  ultramarathon in 2019, raced for the University of Colorado cycling team in college, and has spent the  last 6 years of his career as a solutions engineer at Twitter. Living near Boulder, Colorado, John and his wife help drive fundraising efforts with the local CFF chapter in events like Climb and Cycle for Life.

Find him on LinkedIn.