TORONTO (April 27, 2020) – Riverdale actor Jordan Connor, the recent winner of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, has chosen Cystic Fibrosis Canada as his charity of choice for a donation of $30,000 in prize money.
Connor, who has a personal connection to cystic fibrosis (CF), competed in the first of four installments of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race and won the first episode. As the winner of the episode, Connor won $30,000 to be donated to a charity of his choice.
“We are so appreciative and proud to be a part of Jordan Connor’s story,” said Kelly Grover, president and CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. “His support provides a huge lift to the cystic fibrosis community, and it could not come at a better time. This generous donation will help us ensure that people living with cystic fibrosis have access to the care, treatment, information and support that they need. Thank you to Jordan and to everyone at RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race for making this possible.”
Cystic Fibrosis Canada relies heavily on the ongoing support of donors to continue funding its critical mission work to make cystic fibrosis history.
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 leading 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 $261 million in leading research, care and advocacy, resulting in one of the world’s highest estimated median age of survival for Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit cysticfibrosis.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Kenya Francis, Associate, Corporate Communications
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Tel: 416-485-9149 ext. 203
Tel: 1-800-378-2233 ext. 203
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