Youth Activism in the Era of Social Media: Emily's Entourage at TEDxLMSD
Julia Kramer-Golinkoff (LMHS '13) is one of the masterminds and co-founders of Emily's Entourage along with her brother, Coby (LMHS '09), and sister, Emily (LMHS '03). Emily's Entourage (www.EmilysEntourage.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and money to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
Founded in honor of 27-year-old Emily, who valiantly pursues life full-speed despite advanced and progressing CF, Emily's Entourage is about joining together and leveraging the power of community to make a difference in the fight against CF. Emily's Entourage is on a mission to find a cure for Emily and the 30,000 other people with CF in the US alone so we can restore life and breath to everyone with this devastating disease.
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