This weekend we are fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis and will be donating 100% of all sales of Teas and Coffees to the Build 4 Life Cystic Fibrosis group
Cystic Fibrosis is Ireland’s most common life-threatening genetically inherited disease. With 1100+ CF Patients, Ireland has the highest proportion of CF people in the world.
Approximately 1 in 19 people are carriers of the CF gene and where two carriers parent a child together, there is a 1 in 4 chance of the baby being born with Cystic Fibrosis.
CF affects the glands, damaging many organs including the lungs, the pancreas, the digestive tract and the reproductive system. The result is that people with CF are prone to constant chest infections and malnutrition.
Thirty or forty years ago, a baby born with Cystic Fibrosis was only likely to live for a few months, but now with the advances in research and treatment the majority survive well into adulthood.
Build 4 Life was founded by friends and family of Cystic Fibrosis Patients in Cork and Kerry. Over the last 4 years (up to 2010), through the generosity of the public and extremely hard work by multiple volunteers across Munster and beyond, Build4life/Cystic Fibrosis have managed to raise € 2,200,000 to develop dedicated facilities for adults with Cystic Fibrosis attending Cork University Hospital (CUH). We are due to open the dedicated Adult CF Unit in the CUH in April 2011.
This fundraiser is in conjunction with a fundraising BBQ, Cocktail and Party evening that is being held by Olive Hughes this weekend at her home in Myrtleville.
We will also have donation buckets in the bar all weekend. Please be generous and support this cause. Thank you!