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The Saporta Report: Choate Construction Raises Half-Million for Cystic Fibrosis Research
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Choate Construction Company recently raised $505,065 for cystic fibrosis research during its 13th annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause fundraiser.


The Oct. 22 car show featured unique and vintage cars with Atlanta Braves alumnus Sid Bream as a special guest. The half-million dollars will go to the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation).

Choate is one of the largest general contractors in the southeast. One office is in Atlanta.

One of the CF Foundation’s top fundraising events of the year, the car show and party event has raised a total of $3.13 million for life-saving research and treatments for people with cystic fibrosis. In total, the Choate team has raised more than $6 million for the CF Foundation.


The Foundation leads the search for a cure for the disease and supports a wide range of research initiatives to address the disease from all angles.

Fox 5 Atlanta: Fast Cars & Hot BBQ Highlight Atlanta Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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Paul Milliken with Fox 5 Atlanta features the car show, our 2022 CF Ambassador Saiul, his mom, and their journey with cystic fibrosis. 


Despite having traditional signs of CF at birth, doctors disregarded CF as a possible diagnosis for Saiul due to his Latin descent and the disease’s rarer occurrence in this community. Through fierce advocation by his mom and grandma, Saiul finally got the care he needed.


Saiul turns six in November, at which point he will be eligible to begin Trikafta, a life-saving drug made possible through the support of organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

11Alive: Life-Saving Treatment Helps Brookhaven Toddler Living with Cystic Fibrosis
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Cheryl Preheim shares the story of our 2022 CF Ambassador Brax Pope and his family’s journey with cystic fibrosis. Through the dedication of organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we’ve seen incredible breakthroughs in CF treatments – but we’re not done yet!


You’d never know Brax’s body is fighting against him, but we're fighting back harder! We know that if we keep pushing, Brax will live in a world where CF finally stands for “Cure Found.”

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Cars & 'Q story, mission, and the progress in our fight for a cure featured in Reporter Newspapers

"Spurred on by the impact of a lifelong friendship, a local construction company is headed into its 13th year of supporting cystic fibrosis research."

The event and the funds it raises for this critical research have grown exponentially in the last 13 years, thanks to our wonderful sponsors, guests, friends, and family who come together to drive out cystic fibrosis.

Millard & Sue Choate receive lifetime achievement award

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Georgia named Millard Choate, Founder & Chairman of Choate Construction Company, and wife Sue, the recipients of their Lifetime Achievement Award. The Choate’s and their work were celebrated on February 17th during the Foundation’s annual meeting and volunteer award celebration.

Cars and ‘Q fundraiser benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with a PTC resident ambassador

One of the 2021 Ambassadors at the event is Charlotte Mavros, a sweet and active two-year-old resident of Peachtree Corners. Charlotte was diagnosed with CF at birth and has courageously battled life-threatening complications with the support of her mother Heather and father Kyle, her family, and the CF community.

FDA Approves Trikafta for Children Ages 6 Through 11 With Certain Mutations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Trikafta® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) for children ages 6 through 11 who have at least one copy of the F508del mutation or certain mutations in the CFTR gene that are responsive based on lab data.

CFF & COVID-19 Community Questions and Answers

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has prepared FAQs to address key concerns we have heard from the CF community regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including information from the CDC on the risk to people with underlying health conditions and steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones living with cystic fibrosis.

CF ambassador, Amye Phinazee, delivers her message to Choate staff

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020: "Those of you who work here and have worked here during these last 30 years have touched the lives of those of us with cystic fibrosis in ways that you may never understand. Drugs that come to market like Trikafta are a direct result of your giving and support to the CF community and ultimately allows us to live a life that not only makes it, but THRIVES." 

Local crusader for cystic fibrosis spreads awareness

Cumming resident Amye Phinazee can best be described as courageous, spiritually faithful, passionate and resilient. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a child, the 25-year-old has earned her stripes not only as a person living with CF, but as a crusader for CF research. This year, she is the ambassador for a local annual event called Cars and ‘Q for the Cause. Hosted by Choate Construction, the event has raised more than $1.7 million and is celebrating its 11th season.

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Cars & ‘Q for the Cause marking 10 years of funding cystic fibrosis cure

Organizers of the 10th annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause are supercharged about fueling their best fundraising year on record. The award-winning car show and party hosted by Choate Construction in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Georgia chapter returns to Choate’s Sandy Springs headquarters May 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.


Two-year-old Finn Wood’s favorite pastime are the playgrounds at Jones Bridge Park and in the Medlock Bridge subdivision where he lives with parents, Jenn and Joseph, and grandparents Bill and Debby Wood.   His infectious joy for life combined with his love for toy cars and trucks makes him the perfect ambassador for Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, a family-friendly car show and party

9th Annual Event Celebrates Friendship & Fight for a Cure

FOX5 The 9th annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause returns to the Choate Construction Company headquarters at 8200 Roberts Drive in Atlanta on Saturday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Strong Medicine: Friends Take on Cystic Fibrosis Together

Two little girls from the lunchroom always just rolled with it. They had play dates at the Choate home, where supplies of Leann’s medicine were kept on hand. And sleepovers in Leann’s hospital room during her medical “tuneups” over Christmas school breaks. As middle schoolers, they even shared a bunk bed at a summer camp in North Carolina that turned out to be a great experience.

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