Winter Springs, Fla., March 10, 2020 – College is often a place where bonds are formed, where people meet and start their shared memories of a lifetime as friends.
Matt Rose, Tech Rage IT’s Director of Technology Services believed that to be true with his friend, Lance Nadolne.
The two met at the University at Albany in New York during their sophomore year in 2000. They became instant friends while Rose studied Information Science and Nadolne studied Communications.
Just four years later, Nadolne died from Cystic Fibrosis, a horrid disease which fills a person’s lungs with mucus and limits their ability to breathe.
It was too soon.
Nadolne had received a lung transplant. He was expected to live many more years, possibly into his 40s or 50s. But, sadly, he came down with an infection and lost one of his lungs, which led to multiple complications.
To help find a cure so others don’t endure the same pain of losing a loved one to CF, Rose has committed to raising money as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations’ Rising Stars fundraising campaign.
“I’m devoted to honoring my friend through my affiliation with this organization,” said Rose. “And the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has given me the opportunity to better the lives of children and adults living with CF.”
Each year, local chapters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation choose select volunteers to honor at an annual event. The chosen honorees exemplify leadership qualities, are active in volunteer roles and have excelled in the business community. Those selected are among the most prominent, influential, and successful young professionals in their community.
In Central Florida, up to fifteen individuals will be chosen and recognized for their achievements at the Rising Stars celebration on May 7, 2020.
To make a donation, and to learn more about Nadolne and Rose, please visit the Cystic Fibrosis’ fundraising page.
For more information, please contact:
For Tech Rage IT: Erica Martinez-Rose, 407-278-5664 ext. 102, Erica@TechRageIT.com.
About Tech Rage IT: Tech Rage IT is a woman-owned technology firm providing managed services and IT consulting to the frustrated, defeated and disappointed businesses craving more from their technology investment. Tech Rage IT, headquartered in Winter Springs, has been serving the area since 2015. Find more information about how Tech Rage IT is preventing Tech Rage at www.TechRageIT.com.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped over 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2016/17 and 2017 /18 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped sustain more than 6,275 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of more than $888 million on regional GDP and more than $1.59 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $12.03 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.