Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Conducts First-Ever Live, Online Auction

Virtual Attendees Use Zadzy Platform to Raise More Than $15,000
From the Comfort of their Homes

SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–While everyone loves attending fun, charity auctions, they’re not always
a practical way for charities, whose supporters often live throughout
the country, to raise money. Zadzy,
which developed the first live-streaming platform for fundraising,
recently teamed up with the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation
to host the first-ever virtual fundraiser. The
one-hour event raised more than $15,000 to help find a cure for Cystic

Zadzy is a live-streaming platform purpose-built for fundraising and
selling. Zadzy provides accessibility and convenience to potential
supporters who would otherwise not be able to participate in local

“We are very excited to complete the first-ever virtual auction. This
event gave supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation the opportunity
to unite for a cause with like-minded people, and enjoy an entertaining
auction from the comfort of their own homes,” said James D. Goodson,
executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orange County
Chapter. “The creativity of the online platform had a warm feeling of
camaraderie and captured the feel of a live auction while accomplishing
a significant fundraising goal.”

“Zadzy is a one-of-a-kind platform that taps into the current appeal of
live-streaming video,” said Will Gardenswartz, CEO of Zadzy. “Charity
events are one of Zadzy’s many great applications. At the core of
everything we do is the power of personality. When a person is present
to tell the story, using video, live streaming and real-time messaging,
the results are much better.”

The Zadzy platform allows multiple users to login to a customized online
auction that is hosted by a real person. The live streaming video
enables the host to tell stories, show video and interact with
attendees, bringing a personal touch the online environment.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs
and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United
States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product
cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the
lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the
pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and
absorb food.

With no public funding, funds raised from the private sector provide a
tremendous and critical lifeline to the more than 70,000 children around
the world with cystic fibrosis. Today as a result of its dedication to
research and finding a cure for CF, the average life expectancy of
someone with cystic fibrosis is 41 years old, up from about 18 only 15
years ago.

About CFF

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a
cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any
other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made
possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the
Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network
that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model
of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported
nonprofit organization. For more information, please go to

About Zadzy

Zadzy is the one and only online streaming platform purpose-built for
selling and fundraising. Based in Hailey, ID, Zadzy is the Real Deal of
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Will Gardenswartz, 410-961-3170
Fibrosis Foundation
Shaina Flesser, 714-938-1393