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Spotlight: Geri Markvoort

What’s your involvement with CF Canada (are you a volunteer, donor, event organizer, etc.)? I am currently on the board of Lawn Summer Nights. Lawn…

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What living with a rare disease taught me

Living with a rare disease is an ongoing learning experience. There are some bad days and some good ones, and the people who live with…

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Thriving with CF

From adversity comes inspiration and growth. This is a saying that our community can relate to as living with cystic fibrosis can be a daily…

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What is the Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC)? The Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) was created in 2015 and is comprised of exemplary volunteers from around the…

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Tips for Managing medications side effects

Prescription drugs heal us when we’re sick, ease our pain when we ache, and prevent or control long-term conditions. But sometimes, even when they do…

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Meet Emily Lyons

My name is Emily Lyons. I was born in Stratford, Ontario. In 2011, my beautiful sister Julia passed away from cystic fibrosis. I remember it…

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Then and Now: Our impact (1960-2017)

Since 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more than $244 million in leading research, care and advocacy, resulting in one of the world’s highest survival…

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Practical Nutrition tips for people living with CF

Eating healthy can often be challenging, especially when you are living with a chronic illness like cystic fibrosis. So, we asked our community what their…

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Tips on how to stay fit through the winter months

Exercising during winter is equally important as exercising during summer, even though we’re quite aware that it’s a lot harder. Between the cooler temperatures, the…

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