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Inkbox Releases Cystic Fibrosis Inspired Temporary Tattoo Collection
March 5, 2019

Inkbox Releases Cystic Fibrosis Inspired Temporary Tattoo Collection
Artist with CF Consults on Design with Proceeds Donated to CF Research

 TORONTO (March 5, 2019) – Cystic Fibrosis Canada is excited to announce that temporary tattoo company Inkbox has released a collection inspired by cystic fibrosis (CF) and the upcoming film Five Feet Apart. 50 percent of sales will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Individualized Therapy program (CFIT), a research partnership with SickKids. 

The collection was designed in collaboration with Mikayla Bianchin, an artist living with CF, who contributed designs and consulted on the collection. The collection is available for purchase on Inkbox’s website for a limited time. 

“Cystic Fibrosis Canada is very excited about the latest Inkbox collection inspired by cystic fibrosis. It has the potential to raise incredible awareness and critical funds for our community,” said Jennifer Nebesky, Chief Marketing, Communications and National Events Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Canada. “Most importantly, we are thrilled that a member of our community was involved in the project to lend her perspective and incredible talent to the process.” 

“I am so excited to be involved in this Inkbox collection! It has been such a fun process and I am really glad that my input and designs were beneficial to the project,” said Mikayla Bianchin, 18-year old artist living with CF. “This is amazing awareness for cystic fibrosis, and it really means a lot that inkbox will donate proceeds to cystic fibrosis research.” 

Five Feet Apart will be released in theatres on March 15, and tells the story of Stella and Will, two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who meet in their hospital ward and fall in love. Cystic Fibrosis Canada, with the generous support of 20+ year corporate partner CARSTAR, will have advertisements running ahead of all family films in Cineplex Scotiabank theatre locations.

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It is a multi-system progressive disease that affects mainly the lungs and the digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus leads to progressive loss of respiratory function. Mucus also builds up in the digestive tract, making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. As improved therapies have helped to address the malnutrition issues, ultimately most deaths related to cystic fibrosis are due to lung failure. There is no cure. 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and is an internationally-recognized leader in funding CF research, innovation, and clinical care. We invest more funding in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada. Since 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more than $253 million in leading research, care and advocacy, resulting in one of the world’s highest survival rates for Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit cysticfibrosis.ca.

For more information, contact:

Nicole Young, Director, Corporate Communications
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Tel: 416-485-9149 ext. 235
Tel: 1-800-378-2233 ext. 235
Email: nyoung@cysticfibrosis.ca  

Jennifer Stranges, Associate, Corporate Communications
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Tel: 416-485-9149 ext. 290
Tel: 1-800-378-2233 ext. 290
E-mail: jstranges@cysticfibrosis.ca 


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