Cystic Fibrosis Week09.05.2011
The academy will be supporting this week through tutor time, PSHE and an own clothes day.
Despite the considerable burden of treatment, people with CF are determined to live their lives to the full. Your support during Cystic Fibrosis Week will help people with Cystic Fibrosis to live longer and fuller lives.
• Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK's most common, life-threatening inherited diseases.
• Cystic Fibrosis causes the internal organs to become clogged with this sticky mucus attracting infection and making it difficult to breathe and digest food.
• People with Cystic Fibrosis have to undergo a tough daily treatment regime including taking dozens of pills, inhaled and intravenous drugs and physiotherapy.
• During Cystic Fibrosis Week, five babies will be born with CF and sadly, two lives will be claimed by Cystic Fibrosis.
• Only half of those living with Cystic Fibrosis are likely to live past their late 30s.
• There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
• Money raised during Cystic Fibrosis Week will help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust continue to fund medical research to fight the symptoms of, and treat the cause of Cystic Fibrosis. It will help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust improve the care of people with CF, and will help provide direct support for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.