2018 Bio: Peter Hodge
Peter works tirelessly to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis for his two daughters, Olivia (25) and Sophie (17) and for all those fighting this disease.
Originally from a small village in Wales, UK, Peter has lived in the US for 30 years. Residing in Boca Raton Florida Peter works for Deloitte Advisory where he is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services Practice.
Peter has volunteered for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in many different capacities for 24 years.
He currently serves at the National Co-Chair of the CFFs Annual Fund. Since he helped to found this program 7 years ago it has raised almost $25M to fund research. As the most-previous Chair of the South Florida CFF Advisory Board Peter spent 6 years helping to build an active and thriving Board. This ensured that the Chapter raised over $2M per year from events and other giving opportunities. He remains a Board member.
Peter also was instrumental in building the Foundations Teen Advocacy program from an initial event of just 9 teenagers to the 75 teenagers who advocate on the Hill every year now. Nearly 750 Teenagers have now been through this program including Peter’s son James who was in the inaugural class. He attends March on the Hill Advocacy Day each year and has also advocated for those with CF directly with the FDA and also in Tallahassee and locally in South Florida.
He is also an avid hiker and has participated in 8 CFF Xtreme hikes on the Appalachian Trail hiking more than 30 tough miles in one day each time. He has also hiked the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim in one day because he will do anything to raise the money that will buy the science that will cure Cystic Fibrosis.
His passionate message that science can and will cure Cystic Fibrosis comes from seeing the extraordinary effects of Kalydeco on his daughters. This combined with a gift for raising donations means that Peter is in demand as a motivational speaker and fund raiser at CFF events across the country. His brother, Stuart, is a National Board Member of CF Canada and echos this sentiment that science will find a cure.