Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. It causes various effects on the body, but mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. For the majority of individuals living with CF, persistent and ongoing lung infections eventually cause serious destruction and loss of lung function. There is no cure. Cystic Fibrosis Canada is the only national non-profit organization in Canada solely committed to finding a cure or control for CF. We fund research towards this goal, as well as support high quality care, promote public awareness, and raise and allocate funds for these purposes. As part of the STWM Team Cystic Fibrosis Canada (Team CFC), you will be raising funds to support these efforts.
When Cystic Fibrosis Canada was established in 1960, children born with CF were not expected to live to attend kindergarten. Fast forward to 2016, and the median age of survival in Canada is now 51.8! Since 1960, we have invested over $226million in leading research and care. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, like STWM TEAM CFC participants, we are closer than ever before to finding a cure or control for CF. However, our work is not done. Each week in Canada, two more children are diagnosed and one person dies from CF.
As part of the STWM Team Cystic Fibrosis Canada (Team CFC), you will be raising funds to support these efforts.
Join Team CFC today to support our mission! Together, we will walk or run for a cure! As part of Team CFC, your registration fee will be discounted (contact Jessica to get a PIN code) and if you raise $150 you will be eligible for a reimbursement post-STWM, and a walk t-shirt! Before registering, please contact Jessica Raposo for more information and to receive a PIN code for a discounted registration. 416-485-9149 ext. 395 firstname.lastname@example.org