Be the reason for a cure.
Jim spends his days helping people get the right medicine. Six-year-old Marilou twirls
through life, on and off the ice. Blake wrestles his bigger brothers, showing
them a thing or two about being small but mighty. All of them have cystic fibrosis.
In between filling prescriptions, skating practices and horsing around, they
sit with inhalers, swallow enzymes and undertake a multitude of other interventions
to lessen the impact of the illness on their bodies. Sometimes, despite their
best efforts, they still get sick. Be a part of helping them live life without
those constant interventions and hospital visits.
Because Jim helps others get better.
The most common fatal genetic disease affecting children and young adults in
Canada, cystic fibrosis impacts over 4,100 Canadians, from babies to adults.
With your support, huge strides have been made in understanding the disease, helping people live longer than ever. But too many people living with cystic
fibrosis still die too young, their lungs and digestive system unable to
fight any longer. A cure is within reach. Be the reason one is found.
$244 million has been invested in groundbreaking research and clinical care over 50 years and millions more are invested every year in lifesaving research and the search for a cure.
Advocacy work has resulted in cystic fibrosis screening for newborns in every province and helps provide affordable access to powerful new medications.
The research supported uncovers new treatments and effective individualized therapies for people living with cystic fibrosis.
Funding supports 42 clinics across the country which help people with cystic fibrosis manage the disease, suffer less and live longer.
So Jessica can see her son cohen grow up.
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fibrosis in Canada and support efforts to find a cure.
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