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Eva Markvoort spent her life with Cystic Fibrosis, and her mission was finding a cure. With honesty and candour, Eva described her journey and struggles with the disease on her blog, which inspired readers around the world. The award-winning documentary, 65_RedRoses, has touched millions by sharing Eva’s story as she prepared for and underwent a double-lung transplant.
During her time at the hospital, Eva longed for the outdoors, fresh air, and the company of friends. Eva’s vibrant energy and loving spirit inspired friends, including Duncan Gillespie, Andrew Dalik and Graham Dalik, to organize the inaugural Lawn Summer Nights event - which Eva was able to take part in.
Soon after the season ended, Eva's body rejected her recent lung transplant, and she had to return to the hospital. After hanging on for months, in the hopes of receiving a new donor, Eva passed away on March 27, 2010 at age 25.
Eva was a truly magical person, and her legacy is only the beginning. Inspired by her life, her struggle and her story, we're carrying on from where Eva left off; endeavouring to accomplish what she cared for the most - enjoying life, and finding a cure for CF.
Are you interested in bringing Lawn Summer Nights to your hometown in 2018? Why not be the one to bring it there! Our events are organized on the ground by passionate volunteer organizing committees, supported by a National Coordinator and tons of tools and resources. It's the most fun you'll have all summer. Submit a proposal telling us why you think your city needs #lawnsummer. Email proposals to email@example.com by December 1, 2017!
• Mark Heystee (Chair)
• Duncan Gillespie (Past Chair)
• Rachael Balchin (Vice Chair) • Chris Gray (Vice Chair)
• Ryan Fantham (Treasurer) • Andrew Page (Director)
• Geri Markvoort (Director) • Sheleena Gutierrez (Director)
• Jonathan Abate (Director) • Lisa Wiele (Director)
• Alice Awweh (CFC Liaison)