Welcome to the Stanley Richard Foundation!

On behalf of Stanley and Cystic Fibrosis, the Zolek family has created the STANLEY RICHARD FOUNDATION, a non-profit 501c organization. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and empower those affected by Cystic Fibrosis, through generating compelling awareness, hope and financial support for research & treatment to cure CF.

Our website was initially launched in 2004 to generate the awareness of Cystic Fibrosis for STANLEY and the 30,000 others suffering with CF. For the past 17 years, the Zolek family & friends have tirelessly been working towards giving Stanley, and others effected with CF, the opportunity to a better quality of life and ultimately a cure for CF!

Immediately following Stanley’s birth, the Zolek family chaired the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk for the NYC area. After revamping the walk program and moving the location to downtown NYC, the family Chaired the program for 5 years, then became the Family Ambassador of the Greater NY Great Strides walk program for the next few years. A massive amount of awareness was generated for the program through Stanley's billboards in Times Square, wildposting’s throughout the city and his appearances with CBS on Good Morning America. Stanley has been the poster child over the course of 15 years and has appeared in multiple PSA’s with Lonnie Quinn and Boomer Esiason.

In 2018, the Stanley Richard Foundation was officially launched to further enhance the quality of life and empower those affected by Cystic Fibrosis. A year later, Stanley was one of the first young adults fortunate to participate in the Vertex clinical trial, known today as Trikafta. This drug has proved to be a game-changer for Stanley since his first dose as a Freshman going into High School. He is currently still participating in the post phase of this groundbreaking clinical study and has been instrumental in research initiatives for several companies.

Stanley and the Zolek family & friends have generated massive awareness for the disease and have been a source of hope and connection for many families throughout the nation. We have personally raised over $1.2 million dollars for Cystic Fibrosis through the CFF Great Strides walk and the Stanley Richard Foundations' Breathe White for Cystic Fibrosis gala.

The Stanley Richard Foundation is overly grateful for the advancements in the medical community and the support of our family & friends, CF community, as well as CBS and Renaissance the Studio.

CF is a degenerating disease but we refuse to have it decline anyone's health...

Please look through the Stanley Richard Foundation website and feel the STRENGTH, the COURAGE, the HOPE, the DETERMINATION...

And realize it is all because of YOU!

We are forever thankful for your love and support...

xoxo always,

Dawn, Stan, Stanley, Skylar-Rose & Sebastian