On February 1, 2011, Cystic Fibrosis Canada launched its new name and symbol across the country. As the newly appointed CEO for this amazing organization, I am privileged and honoured to lead Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is the only national charity in Canada that funds cystic fibrosis research. Our research is second to none and, our community is active in every corner of the country. Despite the progress to date, our work continues. Every week, in Canada, two children are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and one dies from this fatal genetic disease.
I am humbled by the tireless dedication of the volunteers, families and champions for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. There is no greater strength than the tenacity and generosity of individuals linking together for a cause; and there is no greater cause than the health of our children, families and friends.
We are faced with a new era of responsibility and possibility. It is with the continued support of all Canadians that we will enable the necessary research and quality care for people with cystic fibrosis. I invite you to join me as we set our sights squarely on a cure.