Wish for Wendy was founded by Andy Lipman, in memory of his sister Wendy Lipman who passed away not even a month after she was born from complications of cystic fibrosis. Andy Lipman is a motivational speaker and a Cystic Fibrosis survivor. His other sister, Emily is the star of Atlanta reality show, "New Atlanta" on Bravo. The Wish for Wendy Softball Challenge is a sixteen team double-elimination charity event that benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event also features a silent auction with sports memorabilia, restaurant and salon gift certificates, art, entertainment tickets and more. $300,000 was raised at the 14th annual event which puts them at almost 2 million dollars in 14 years.