Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cystic Fibrosis awareness

May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. CF is a multi-organ disease, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. A build-up of thick mucus in the lungs causes severe breathing problems. It may be difficult to clear bacteria from the lungs, leading to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage the delicate lung tissues.
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Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Toronto, ON (May 4, 2010) – Imagine drowning on the inside. Your lungs fill with fluid as you cough uncontrollably with little relief. This is the fear, and the reality for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common, fatal, genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.

During May, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, Foundation members and supporters make a special effort to raise awareness of the disease and to let the public know what they can do to help.

When the Foundation was created in 1960, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend kindergarten; today half of all Canadians with cystic fibrosis are expected to live into their 40s and beyond.

In the last 50 years, the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has had a remarkable track record of success, but too many young lives are still cut short by CF. Each week in Canada, two children are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and someone dies from the disease.

“We are proud of our progress over the last 50 years, but there is still much to be done,” said Cathleen Morrison, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. “This May, we encourage Canadians to support our quest to find a cure or effective control for this devastating disease. Together we can beat cystic fibrosis!”