New Board Member: Julia Cenzoprano
I have been involved with CAF as long as I can remember.
My grandparents, Edward and Concetta Paradiso, were a large part of the early days of the organization and beyond. As a child, I watched my grandma and mother (CAF Board member Janice Cenzoprano) take on various roles on both a national and chapter level, which first sparked my interest.
I took on various small volunteer roles in the organization throughout my childhood, but in high school, I took on a much larger project involving CAF in order to get my Girl Scout Gold Award. Since then, I have been searching for new ways to get more involved in CAF, but it has been difficult since I went to college far away from the city.
Now that I am moving closer to the city again, becoming a board member felt like the perfect way to get re-involved with CAF and to make a bigger impact.
CAF is important because it spreads the word of a lesser-known ailment while raising funds and fighting for a cure. Since I was a child, I have seen large strides made in how Cooley’s anemia is treated, helping to improve the lives of many patients.
I am honored to be a part of this organization as it moves forward in new ways, and I hope to see a cure in the near future.