Cystic fibrosis (also called CF) is the most common, life-limiting genetic condition affecting Australians.
3,500 people are living with CF in Australia and 1 in 25 people carry the recessive CF gene change.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that is passed down through families. It is caused by a defective gene that makes the body produce abnormally thick and sticky fluid, called mucus. This mucus builds up in the breathing passages of the lungs and in the pancreas.
There is no cure but advances in treatment and care are helping people to better manage their CF. Babies born today with CF can expect to live well into adulthood.
My son is a carrier of the Cystic Fibrosis gene and a very dear friend of mine, who I have known for over 35 years, is living with Cystic Fibrosis. Both of her children are carriers of the CF gene too.
Cystic Fibrosis Community Care provides programs for its members, promotes and facilitates research into CF and fundraises to support the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust.
Ongoing research into the cure for CF is very important but requires funding.
Finding a cure for CF is really important to me, my family and my friends, so for every wedding I perform, I am going to donate $5 to Cystic Fibrosis Australia.
When you choose me to be your celebrant, you can also know that in some small way you are helping too !
For more information or to make a donation yourself, visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au or click the button below.