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Canadian service organization Kin Canada is Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s oldest partner whose continued commitment has made a difference in the lives of Canadians with cystic fibrosis. Kin Canada’s continued commitment to Cystic Fibrosis Canada has been the driving force behind cystic fibrosis research, clinical care and advocacy advancements. Dedicated Kinsmen and Kinettes have done an outstanding job at both raising money and awareness for this devastating disease. Since 1964, Kin Canada surpassed the $45 million fundraising milestone – a tremendous achievement!
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is honoured to be part of this outstanding partnership and was thrilled to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2014. This partnership has come a long way since its establishment in 1964. When Kin Clubs of Canada first joined the fight against cystic fibrosis, children diagnosed with this devastating disease were not expected to live past the age of kindergarten. Today, almost 60 percent of Canadians with cystic fibrosis live well into adulthood, with many attending universities, having families and participating actively in their communities.
Kin members spend countless hours each year both organizing and participating in fundraising events and activities in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. They hold golf tournaments, lotteries, telethons, galas, bake sales and bottle drives to upkeep their commitment to raise awareness of and help find a cure or control for cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is truly inspired by Kin Canada’s commitment and we look forward to many more years of success and friendship.
2017/2018 Ian F. McClure Award
This award is to be presented to a Kinsmen or Kinette in recognition of their exceptional skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Canadians living with cystic fibrosis.
2017/2018 Bill Skelly Award
The Bill Skelly Awards, presented by Cystic Fibrosis Canada, is an annual program that recognizes outstanding Kin Canada events that raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.