Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common genetically inherited fatal disease in North America today. A progressive, multi-organ disease, it affects primarily the lungs and digestive system. Thick mucous forms in the lungs making it difficult to breathe and causing repeated infection. As the same time, pancreatic insufficiency, caused by the mucous isolating the pancreas, results in difficulties with absorbing nutrients required for normal growth and wellness.
All money raised is directed to Cystic Fibrosis Canada; a world leader in cutting-edge research for better patient care and ultimately finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. In the last 50 years, life-expectancy has gone from the age of 4 to early fifties, and beyond. People with CF are living longer and healthier than ever before. However, the disease still takes the lives of many individuals prematurely. Please give generously to join the fight so that one day soon CF will stand for Cure Found.
Please view the video “A World Without Cystic Fibrosis” to learn more about CF’s impact on babies, children, and adults with CF who work hard to fight the disease every day.
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