Community Champions

Doug Watkins Program Coordinator, REM Ohio
Grant Recipient, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Doug organizes an annual fundraising walk for the Central Ohio chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and over the past few years he has raised more than $21,000. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to fighting the disease, improving the quality of life for those affected, and to finding a cure.

Motivated to begin the project after learning that his neighbor’s grandson has cystic fibrosis, Doug devotes hours of his free time to recruit team members, organize and promote the walk, and gather donations, all out of a desire to increase community awareness about the disease and help find a cure.

The Central Ohio chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will receive a $500 grant from The Foundation in honor of Doug’s volunteer spirit and hard work.