Xtreme Hike Helena
EVENT DATE: Jul 02, 2016
You are invited to join us for this Extreme Hike Helena, a very informal hike to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Help Us Find a Cure for Harper and all those effected by Cystic Fibrosis.
Real progress toward a cure has been made, but the lives of young people are still cut far too short. Won’t you join us in continuing the search for a cure?
Check out Harper’s video; lyrics written by her brother and sung by her cousin, to see what children like her face every day. We’re her Heroes Out West tackling the Rocky Mountain Peaks!
Click on CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION XTREME... below and then JOIN THE TEAM! If you can't hike you can still help out; click on CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION XTREME... then DONATE TO THIS FUNDRAISER and choose a team member.
WHAT IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS?
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.
More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.
The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters — patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference.