We here at Brandography recently partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support its work in fighting this devastating disease. Through the Foundations Twin Cities Finest initiative, we are currently raising money to fund the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations research and educational efforts here in Minnesota and throughout the world. Although Cystic Fibrosis affects tens of thousands in the United States, the public remains largely uninformed about the disease. Here is a general overview on the disease and the life-changing work of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
People with CF possess a defective gene that causes the body to produce thick mucus that clogs the lungs and pancreas, leading to life-threatening lung infections and preventing the body from absorbing nutrients.
How Many People are Affected by CF?
There are an estimated 30,000 individuals in the U.S. living with CF and 70,000 worldwide. Over 75% are diagnosed by the age of 2.
What are the Symptoms of CF?
Wheezing or shortness of breath
Poor growth and slow weight gain
Frequent lung infections
What is the Life Expectancy for a Person with CF?
In the 1950s, children with CF often did not live past age 5. Since that time, dramatic advancements have been made and people with CF are living well into their 40s and beyond with a high quality of life.
What is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?
Founded in 1955, the CF Foundation is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization that is leading the search for a cure for CF.
“What does the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation do?
The CF Foundation funds lifesaving research and provides access to care and treatments for those living with CF. The CF Foundation has played a role in supporting the development of nearly every CF treatment and drug available today.
Over 1,000 people will be diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in the U.S. this year. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is working everyday to reduce this number and Bradnography is proud to be with them in this fight. If youd like to join us, CLICK HERE or visit CFF.org for more ways to get involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.