Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

By @ 05/08/12 in Cystic Fibrosis

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.  There are several listings on eBay currently where a portion of the proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Let’s get to a few facts about CF.  There are 30,000 children and adults in the United States that have CF.  There are more than 10 million symptomless American carriers of the defective CF gene.  There are about 1000 new people diagnosed a year and it occurs in one of every 35000 live births.

What can you do to help during the month of May?  You can walk in Great Strides, be an advocate for people with Cystic Fibrosis, and download the “Cure CF” iphone app.  Also you can use social media to get the word out as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has various social media outlets such as facebook, twitter, google +, and youtube.  Also if you have a story to tell about yourself or someone you know who has cystic fibrosis that has battled the disease but led a strong meaningful life please contact me and I will be glad to post about it.


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