Your Impact

Why Your Support Matters

By rallying team a team and participating in Lawn Summer Nights, you’re helping to support cystic fibrosis (CF) research, healthcare, support and advocacy. The impact of your fundraising and donations is far-reaching. With funds raised through the Lawn Summer Nights, Cystic Fibrosis Canada will continue the work that has helped so many live longer, healthier lives. In particular, you’ll help to:

Drive improvements in quality of care, treatment experience and deliver timely and needed CF resources and support.

Fight for access to current life-changing CF drugs for all who can benefit.

Invest in CF research to find new breakthroughs in CF treatment that can help people who can’t benefit from current drugs.

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Your Impact on the CF Community

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. Of the Canadians with cystic fibrosis who died in the past five years, half were under the age of 37.

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, degenerative multi-system disease that affects mainly the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes severe respiratory problems. Mucus and protein also build up in the digestive tract, making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food.

In addition to the physical effects of the disease, mental health concerns are emerging; anxiety and depression are common among this population. Double lung transplants are often the final option for patients with end-stage disease; most fatalities of people with CF are due to lung disease.

By participating in the Lawn Summer Nights, you can help to change the CF story by funding CF research, programs and services to lengthen and improve the lives of all Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. #ThisIsWhyWeBowl

You could support a research fellow conduct one day of ground-breaking research to find new treatments for rare mutations.

You could help a clinician attend virtual education events to learn about cystic fibrosis (CF) best practices and new treatment to enhance CF care.

You could help a new research lab work for a week to develop potential future therapies to treat cystic fibrosis in all patients.