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CYSTIC FIBROSIS CANADA CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO HELP REIMAGINE RESEARCH STRATEGY

From time spent in hospital to daily at-home treatments and therapies to transplants, no one understands the realities of cystic fibrosis?better than those living with it and their caregivers. That is why Cystic Fibrosis Canada is asking our community to provide their input and experiences with the disease via a survey to help inform the future of our work 

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17TH ANNUAL WALK TO MAKE CYSTIC FIBROSIS HISTORY GOES VIRTUAL, AGAIN

With the continued risk presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has once again changed its signature fundraising event, the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History, to a virtual format. This year, Cystic Fibrosis Canada is proud to present the 2021 virtual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History’s Further campaign.

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Cystic Fibrosis Canada impact report

INTRODUCING CYSTIC FIBROSIS CANADA’S 2020-2021 IMPACT REPORT

Today, we are pleased to share our 2020-2021 Impact Report. In this report you will read about our advocacy work, research and healthcare initiatives and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as stories from our amazing CF families and volunteers. 

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Going Further for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Participating in the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History has become an annual tradition for our team. We’ve come back every year since 2018, to show our support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada and everyone who is living with, or impacted by, cystic fibrosis. 

Going into our fourth year of the Walk is incredibly special for us, but it also means that the fight against cystic fibrosis is not over. 

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Canadians with cystic fibrosis consume a large number of enzymes, about 20 pills a day, to help absorb nutrients from food Over 4,300 Canadian children, adolescents and adults have CF 65% of Canadians newly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2019 were diagnosed through newborn screening
Upcoming Events
May 30, 2021
2021 Virtual Walk to Make CF History- Toronto District

Join us virtually for the 2021 Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History!

*See event listing for more details on the Toronto & District Walks*

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May 30, 2021
Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History 2021 - BC/Yukon

Walk with us on Sunday, May 30, 2021, across Canada.  Walk locations TBC - may be virtual again.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is making history because every year across Canada, friends, family, and colleagues of Canadians with cystic fibrosis (CF) lace up their shoes to participate in the Walk To Make Cystic Fibrosis History. 

Can't make the Walk?  You can still register and fundraise for the virtual walks.  

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CF Champions
Ian Pettigrew
Age 45, Hamilton, Ontario

Award-winning photographer and graphic designer Ian Pettigrew knew something wasn’t quite right when he was unable to have children. He was 38 years old when he discovered the real culprit behind his health issues – cystic fibrosis.

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