Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that affects more than 70,000 worldwide. There currently is no cure, but we’re working to change that. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive, and frequently fatal genetic (inherited) disease of the body’s mucus glands. CF pri marily affects the respiratory and digestive systems in children and young adults. … On the average, individuals with CF have a lifespan of approximately 30 years.
While we work year round to inform people on what CF is, raise essential funds for research and care and demonstrate how CF impacts the lives of Canadians, May brings a series of special events and activities that help spread our message even further to make a powerful impact.