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 2015, and the median age of survival in Canada is now 50.9! Since 1960, we have invested over $150 million in leading research and care. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, like STWM TEAM CF 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. We rely on the generous support of our partners to continue our mission to improve the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis, and to ultimately find a cure or control for this devastating disease.
As part of Team CFC, you are eligible for free registration and a collapsible water bottle!
Before registering, please contact Jessica Raposo for more information and to receive a PIN code. 416-485-9149 x.395 / firstname.lastname@example.org