The Ohio Cobra Club, Columbus, Ohio, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not for profit organization –
Each year, on the weekend following Father’s Day, the Ohio Cobra Club hosts the London Cobra Show as a means of raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. During the months leading up to the show, the club members purchase a replica of a Shelby Cobra roadster and sell raffle tickets at various car shows around the country, as well as on-line, so some lucky person can win the Cobra replica of their dreams. 100% of the raffles net proceeds are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation does not receive any federal funding and is supported strictly by donations. The Ohio Cobra Club is proud to say that over the years, we have donated $1,228,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with all of our donations designated for and going to research into developing medicines for CF.
These donations, have in part, helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation itself fund the development of 2 medicines,
KALYDECO and ORKAMBI. KALYDECO benefits approximately 1,300 individuals, out of some 33,000 that suffers with CF, while ORKAMBI helps an additional 8,500 or so. Neither drug is a cure but both dramatically improves the lives of those with CF. Everyone that has purchased raffle tickets or participated in any of our London Cobra Shows should take personal pride in the dramatic health improvement of those individuals that are helped by these two CF drugs.