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The Cody Dieruf Story

The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation was formed to honor Cody Nicole Dieruf, who passed away April 28, 2005, from Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 23.   Her family formed the Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation to carry on Cody’s Legacy and to help others who live with Cystic Fibrosis.

The love and happiness Cody so generously shared with her family, friends, and everyone around her will live on forever in our hearts.  Her courage, grace, and determination are — and always will be — an inspiration.  We will never forget her shining personality, loving heart, and beautiful mind.

Cody Dieruf was a beautiful, intelligent, gifted young woman who, at age 23, lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis, just eleven days before she was to graduate from college.

Cody knew that she was only going to have a short time to live her life and she did everything she could to experience all that life had to offer. She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Through the foundation her family established in honor of Cody, her memory continues to inspire many who’ve never met her.

Before her death, Cody had asked her parents, George and Ginny, to help others who are fighting this debilitating disease. There is no cure, but there many improvements in treatments.

We have expanded to 7 counties in Montana: Gallatin, Broadwater, Carbon, Madison, Park, Madison and Silverbow.

The Foundation, whose tagline is Breathin is Believin, is committed to supporting families, both financially and emotionally, to children and deserving adults living Cystic Fibrosis.

We also remember Cody with our Cody Dieruf-Always Loved Website.

George & Ginny Dieruf – Founders, Board Member and Executor Director
We lost Cody to Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 23.  We miss her and she is in our hearts forever.  Our Cody Foundation keeps Cody’s legacy alive and at the same time we are able to help others with Cystic Fibrosis.  We are proud to have established three programs within our CDBF.  Funding to assist towards insurance deductibles/co pays/and medical travel.  Provides Recreation and Fitness scholarships for those who apply in Montana, and our Mothers Retreat for moms of cystic fibrosis children.

Levi Dieruf –  Founder, Board Member and Brother to Cody Nicole Dieruf

Greater Colorado Anesthesia, P.C.  Title: Partner, Anesthesiologist
707 Kearney Street
Denver, CO 80220

Anne Dieruf – Founder, Policy and Procedures Specialist

The Gilbert Law Group, P.C.  Title: Attorney
1745 Wazoo Street #4H
Denver, CO 80206

Susan C Cox –  President (Certified Medical Assistant, Bozeman Health GI Clinic)
I serve on the board because I believe in what Ginny and George and the Foundation are doing to help our area families battling cystic fibrosis. I was on-board the very first time I met them. Cody’s story touches the heart. Amazing.

Shelley Beal – Treasurer (Administrative Group Manager, First Interstate Bank)
My reason for being on the board is you guys of course!  I have just known you for many years, and Cody was friends with my girls growing up. When you guys lost Cody and started the foundation in her name to benefit others going through the same thing that you went through, it was just a passion of mine to be involved to help others as well.

Deb Matus – Vice President, Registered Client Associate at DA Davidson. Deb wanted to join the board of The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation to make a difference in the lives of those impacted with Cystic Fibrosis.  CDBF is a thoughtful and compassionate organization reaching out with a heartfelt hand to make lives richer and more meaningful – what a great thing to be a part of.

Jackie Sather – Board Member,
When I have attended the annual fundraising event in the past, I left in complete awe of the strength and optimism of the families and individuals facing the hardships of cystic fibrosis.  CDBF’s programs and efforts help those affected by this disease – and perhaps – offers a bit of hope.   Being part of this board offers me the opportunity to continue to build on those efforts others have started.