As mentioned in Michigan State Representative Jim Townsend‘s (D-Royal Oak) e-newsletter on June 20, 2011:
Local Organization Working to Increase Awareness of Cystic Fibrosis – The Bonnell Foundation, located in Royal Oak, is working to build relationships between parents who have children newly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and longtime CF families. They are working with the media to help raise awareness.
Laura Bonnell, the mother of two teenage girls with CF, started the Foundation when she saw a need to connect parents of children with CF, and to better meet the needs of families, parents, and people living with the disease. Locally, parents are being connected through a mentoring program to help spread the hope and strength of people who live with CF every day.