Boomer Esiason and Langley for Families Foundations support Cystic Fibrosis Center at CHKD

Brandi Potts: Brandi.Potts@CHKD.org or (757) 668-7028
2018-05-15

NORFOLK, Va. – The Boomer Esiason Foundation, in partnership with the Langley for Families Foundation, awarded a $50,000 grant to the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. CHKD provides integrated, multidisciplinary care for nearly 150 children and young adults with cystic fibrosis every year.

Plans for the generous gift include relocating the center’s pulmonary function testing room, installing new technology in several exam rooms, and providing a dedicated space for educational resources for patients and families.

“Part of my foundation’s mission includes our intent to provide students and hospital staffs with the financial resources and educational tools they need to prepare for life’s challenges and to create a legacy of quality healthcare for generations to come,” says Boomer Esiason, chairman of the Boomer Esiason Foundation. “Support from our relationship with Langley Federal Credit Union has enabled us to grant funds to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters for its cystic fibrosis resource room. We are delighted to be part of these enhancements.”

“Langley Federal Credit Union and its Foundation have proudly supported the children at CHKD for 22 years and are happy to continue that support by awarding this grant with the Boomer Esiason Foundation to CHKD’s Cystic Fibrosis Center,” says Tom Ryan, CEO of Langley Federal Credit Union. “Our goal is to help provide the resources needed to give children with cystic fibrosis the best care possible.”

“We are grateful for this generous grant from the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Langley for Families Foundation. This gift will help to enhance communication between the clinical staff, patients, and families at CHKD’s Cystic Fibrosis Center, and allow us to better serve the needs of children who are battling cystic fibrosis,” says Lauren Kiger, director of corporate relations and events for CHKD.

About CHKD

CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers, and satellite offices throughout its service region. 

About Boomer Esiason Foundation

Throughout his career in professional sports and the media, Boomer Esiason has been a committed and active participant in many charitable causes, but he began focusing on cystic fibrosis in 1993 when his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with the disease. That same year, Esiason and his wife, Cheryl, launched the Boomer Esiason Foundation, a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure. For more information, go to esiason.org.

About Langley Federal Credit Union

Langley Federal Credit Union is a federally-chartered credit union, regulated and insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. Langley Federal Credit Union serves over 250,000 members and has more than $2.6 billion in assets, ranking the financial cooperative as one of the 100 largest credit unions in the country. Located in Hampton Roads, Langley has 18 branches, over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs, and has served the community for more than 82 years.