Register Now for 2018 Mothers Retreat in Montana


We are excited in our planning stages of 2018 Mothers Retreat to be held in beautiful Big Sky Montana at the 320 Ranch.  Register online at

Prepare for an enlightening weekend as all of us mothers Walk Together in our journey of Cystic Fibrosis.

The CDBF 2018 Mother’s Retreat will provide participants with a restful weekend, free from the daily

responsibilities of caring for a child with CF. Participating mothers will find support with one another, learn

new approaches to caring for themselves and return home renewed.

Red Lodge reaches out to 12 year old with Cystic Fibrosis.


Red Lodge MT., a community of about 2500,  joined forces with Gena Burghoff, owner of Prerogative Kitchen, and donated all gratuities for the month of April in honor of a little gal who lives in the community and has cystic fibrosis.  They collected $3700.00.  A beautiful and strong gesture.  Prerogative Kitchen is known for helping others in their community.   Maylie is 12 years old and is loved by everyone who meets her.  She has a strong dispostion.

Preogative Kitchen says, WE ARE PROUD TO DONATE TO THIS AMAZING CAUSE, AND WE HOPE TO BRING AWARENESS TO The Cody Dieruf Benefit ORGANIZATION.”  It is the motto of Preogative Kitchen, When you give, We give Back.

We at CDBf are honored.



A Mom Tells her Story. We Love you Jeremy.

Lauri says: Jeremy is the younger of my two children with Cystic Fibrosis. He was born two months after my daughter’s diagnosis. He was a loving little boy, making people laugh, incredibly sensitive to others with “ imperfections.” Teachers and professors adored him, peers flocked to be with him.
He was always the more ill of the kids, but he took everything in stride, entertaining nurses and doctors at the hospital- he quickly became the nursing staff favorite.
He began drawing at an early age, becoming an incredibly talented artist by his teens- he had one of his pieces chosen for a local museum when he was in high school. He graduated with a dance in his step, and a PICC line in his arm.
Jeremy went on to study art/ graphic design for three years. The summer of his third year he got an infection his body couldnt fight off. He held on and fought for three long weeks in the ICU until the end. He turned 21 on life support and earned his wings just 11 days after that birthday.
Now, my daughter fights for both of them, continuing to enroll in the clinical trials they did together…and we are left with rooms full of his art and pictures of him with his beautiful smile.. I often wonder what he would be doing now, had he beat that last infection, and I miss him with every beat of my heart💔💔

“She Inspired Me”

Ginny Dieruf will be speaking at The Circle of Execellance Conference at MSU Thursday May, 10, 2018.  The topic,  “She Inspired Me.”    Her daughter, Cody was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 9 years old.  At the age of 23, Cystic Fibrosis took her life.    Lost to another world but still touching lives through her Foundation, Ginny speaks on how Cody lived her life with joy and with determination for living.

In Cody’s own words, ” I am armed with bravery, and this playground is as much mine as it is yours”, describes her courage of living with a disease for which their is no cure.




We Walk Together

Our Mothers of Cystic Fibrosis Children need you.

Become a fundraising Hero for The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation during Give Big  
May 3-4, 6pm-6pm  The Biggest online giving day of the year

“We Walk Together” Mothers Retreat

Our top Fundraising Hero will receive a
$100.00 gift card to Rib & Chop House 

With your help we can send a mom of a cystic fibrosis child to our three day mothers retreat 

 Name: We Walk Together
Date:  May 3-4, 6pm-6pm

You can introduce a friend and let them know of our important work that we do.

You can let our famiilies with cystic fibrosis know that they are not alone.

Moms we are here for you!

Every Day – I am Amazed


Every day, I am amazed at how many have touched my life in so many ways. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Impact Grants program is driven by and for the CF community
and has supported The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation in our Mothers Retreat Program. The Mothers Retreat has been one of our biggest accomplishments
and we can not wait to see where our future takes us.

This retreat is a time for participating mothers of Cystic Fibrosis children to get together and embrace one another. A time
to reflect on how important it is for a mom to take time out for ones self. The CDBF 2018 Mother’s Retreat will provide participants with a restful weekend,
free from the daily responsibilities of caring for a child with CF and learning new approaches to caring for themselves and return home renewed,
with new insights on how to cope with the constant needs of their families.

We can not do this alone. We are Community strong.


The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation is part of Give Big – Please join us on this amazing 24-hour online celebration.

Give Big Gallatin Valley is a 24-hour online and live celebration of giving created to connect generous community members with the causes they care about most. The goal is simple – inspire our people to come together, show their pride in their communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations in Gallatin County.


We wanted to Share. You can tell by all the happy faces what a good time we had at our 13th Annual Live and Silent Auction

Every year, we are totally blown away by the support we receive from our community.  George & Gnny Dieruf, along with Levi and Anne Dieruf are the founders of The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation in honor of Cody Dieruf who passed away from Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 23.   Every year when we think we can’t do better, our event gets more powerful.


Our speaker Krista Fastenau, mother of two children with Cystic Fibrosis, spoke about her life of being a care giver for her children while young and watching them grow to be responsible adults and taking care of themselves.  Krista was powerful in her message.

We thank you all for paying tribute to our daughter Cody,  and others who live with Cystic Fibrosis.