SYMRNA TN., – Crye-Leike, Realtors is proud to announce Tracey Lenfant, sales associate for the smyrna office, was recently chosen to be the 2008 Rutherford County Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Chair.


“I am honored to be chosen as the 2008 Rutherford County Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Chair. This role enables me to tell our family’s story of cystic fibrosis and hopefully raise the much needed dollars to fund research for this horrible disease,” said  Lenfant. “Life is full of wonderful and rewarding moments, and I have managed to find these moments in both my motherhood of a sick child and my chosen field of work which is real-estate.”


Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited, life-threating disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. Cystic Fibrosis affects the lungs and digestive systems causing recurrent and often fatal pneumonia, as well as poor weight gain.


“My son, Tate is an intelligent, charming 14-year old boy that suffers daily with the fatal disease of Cystic Fibrosis and CF related diabetes,” Lenfant said. “Tate must take 60-70 pills per day and perform chest physiotherapy and inhaled medications at least twice a day.”


Research is the key to finding a cure or control for cystic fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to fund drug discovery and development to lead the way to this effort.


Today, the average life span for someone with cystic fibrosis is 37 years and that is a great improvement over just 50 years ago when someone with cystic fibrosis rarely lived to attend grade school. Significant progress has been made, but there is still much research that needs to be done to enhance the lives of those suffering from the disease. That research requires money and fundraising can help.


The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held its 1st Annual Kick-0ff party for the Rutherford County Great Strides Walk, which will be held on May 3, at the V.A. Hospital Park at 10:00 am. The walk’s purpose is to bring awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and to raise money for research to help those suffering from the disease.


“If you would like to form a great strides team, put together a group of your workers, friends or family members, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s staff will help you along the way with the tools and tips to make your team successful,” said Lenfant. “Your participation will make a difference.”


By registering online, you will get a personal web page where you can add photos, invite walkers to your team, request donations and track your team’s fundraising progress. Register online at


“My son Tate must be hospitalized several times per year, so I made a promise to him and myself years ago that we would never be apart during those hospital stays. This promise led me into the career of real estate,” said Lenfant. “Due to my own life experiences, I am able to empathize with my clients during the stresses of home buying and help them to see the bright side all in the same moment.”


Lenfant works with buyers and sellers in Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson counties. She specializes in residential, farm and land, real-estate and assists many first-time homebuyers. She is also a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR).


For your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Tracey Lenfant by calling (615) 293-7137 or email her at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, Realtors in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.