The Franny Strong Foundation was established in 2012 in honor of Francesca Marie, who lost her life to pertussis at just twelve weeks of age. Francesca’s battle with this terrible disease was short but amazingly heroic. Her symptoms began with a mild, almost unnoticeable cough. She died just nine days after first showing symptoms.

The mission of the Franny Strong Foundation is to promote pertussis awareness and prevention through ongoing research and education for the public and health care professionals.

Franny Strong will work tirelessly to educate others about this dangerous disease.

Join us in our fight to save lives – make sure you and your family are vaccinated against pertussis (Tdap for adults and adolescents, DTaP for infants and children).