May 1, 2012
May, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Cystic Fibrosis Canada shines the spotlight on 4,000 Canadians living with this fatal genetic disease, by raising awareness and funds for life-saving CF research and care.
"Every week, two children are diagnosed and one person dies from this devastating disease in Canada," said Maureen Adamson, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. "Too many young lives are cut short by cystic fibrosis; almost half of the sufferers who die do not live to see their 25th birthday. We continue to courageously invest in innovative CF research and care, but we can only do this with the generous support of Canadians. May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and I invite everyone to champion and support our great cause."
For more information :
Cystic Fibrosis Canada's National Office
2221 Yonge Street, Suite 601
Canada, M4S 2B4