raise money and to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis affects over 7,500 people in the U.K and over 30,000 people in the U.S.A.
Cystic Fibrosis is a condition that affects many body organs, specifically the lungs and pancreas.
It is the U.K's most common life-threatening inherited condition.
Over 2 million people in the U.K carry this faulty gene that causes C.F.
If two carriers have a child, the baby has a 1/4 chance of having Cystic Fibrosis.
Each week 5 babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis and each week 3 people lose their fight against C.F.
Average life expectancy is about 31 years.
Cystic Fibrosis is a multi-system condition that that requires-
*Exercise- prevents deterioration of the lungs.
*Medication- in the form of inhalers, tablets/ intravenous drugs.
*Nutrition- To gain weight and to fight infection.
As people with C.F are living longer they develop further complications-
There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
When the C.F trust was founded in 1964, life expectancy was just 5 years, it now stands at 31, not good enough but better.
Medical knowledge and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis is developing all the time.
The Cystic Fibrosis trust relies on the support of the C.F community and the public to continue its work in research, campaigning, support and care for those with Cystic Fibrosis.
On the outside people with C.F can look healthy but on the inside its a different story.
PLEASE HELP CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
1. Rasie money
2. Find a cure
3. Support it