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Q&A with Jim Best, Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

What’s your involvement with CF Canada (are you a volunteer, donor, event organizer, etc.)?
I am an event organizer of sorts I suppose. I have ran an event under the heading of “CF MOTORCYCLE” for motorcycle trips to USA, Ireland, and this year for a Cross Canada tour this June 26-July 14.


What is your connection to CF?
I myself (34) and my sister have cystic fibrosis. So it is a cause that has a very personal attachment to me.

What has been the greatest highlight of supporting CF Canada for you?
Encouragement and support from other family and friends affected by Cystic Fibrosis. I ride the motorcycle to raise funds, awareness and access to mediation issues. However my drive from it comes from hearing personal accounts of others that know or have known someone with CF.

Why do you think it’s important to support CF Canada?

I think CF Canada has morphed into an organization that is effectively, actively and positively shedding the light on this illness. It does not draw from pity, but from strength and perseverance. I think it sends a message of both how far we have come with the disease and yet how far more we have to go with the need for support to do so.

What will #aworldwithoutCF mean to you?

This question is a very hard question for me personally. I think a world without CF means more freedom. I would not say CF controls my life, but it has a big part in how I live my life. It must be maintained, respected, planned around and considered when living your life. A life without that attachment would mean a life of freedom to do more uninhibited for me.


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