Navigation Links
Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide Launches a New Campaign to Reach Thousands Who Suffer from CF
Date:12/26/2009

Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide (CFW) has launched a 5 year campaign to raise funds internationally to assist people living with cystic fibrosis in developing countries. The 5 for 5 Campaign is a unique opportunity for everyone to help support children born with this life threatening disease with less than 5 minutes of their time and 5 US dollars. The CF Worldwide goal is to have 50,000 members join the campaign and raise 1,250,000 US dollars over a period of 5 years. The campaign has a comical character by the name of Earl the Earth man as a mascot offering people a chance to share a laugh and join the campaign at www.cfww.org.

Worcester, MA (PRWEB) December 26, 2009 -- CFW is an international, nonprofit organization working to promote access to appropriate care and education to people affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Their work in developing countries focuses on spreading education and awareness, lobbying for access to medication and developing CF Centers and CF patient organizations. The long term goals of CFW are to improve quality of life and life expectancy for children who are now dying in early childhood with CF globally.

Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening genetic disease that is known to effect 1 in 2500 children in the West. It causes the body to produce thick sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and major organs such as the Pancreas. There is no cure for CF and life expectancy in the West is now 40 and higher. Lung transplants and gene therapy show promising improvements along with many new medications and therapies. In recent years, CF was thought to only exist in Caucasian populations but through epidemiology studies, migration and the spread of awareness, CF is continuously being identified in Arab, South Asian and Asian populations. In Eastern Europe and Latin America CF has been identified with similar frequency as North America and Europe but is often misdiagnosed due to the symptoms found in children living in poverty such as malnutrition, frequent lung infections and below normal growth rates.

The 5 for 5 Campaign will support programs such as developing a CF Center in the Palestinian Red Crescent Hospital, hosting the 1st Middle East Regional CF Conference, supporting the Spanish Lay conference at the European CF Conference 2010 and delivering much needed equipment and supplies to patients in Gaza and El Salvador. In future CFW will look to continue to expand clinic development in Macedonia, Jordan, India and Oman. Thousands of patients suffering with CF depend on the vital work of CF Worldwide and the international community can easily support these programs by joining the 5 for 5 Campaign, donating 5 USD annually for the next 5 years and inviting 5 friends to join the campaign.
Terry Stewart, CEO of CF Australia recently said “This is a unique campaign that requires little financial commitment from donors but can lead to a substantial amount of support for children with CF in developing countries.”

Each year millions of dollars in the West are spent in search of a cure, to develop new and better therapies and to continue to extend the lives of patients and improve their quality of life. Sadly, in many parts of the world, thousands of patients will never benefit from these advancements and continue to die young and suffering. “Many CF patients and families struggle desperately for access to pancreatic enzymes daily with the knowledge that better care and medication is available outside their country” cited Christine Noke, CF Worldwide Executive Director. CF Worldwide and the 5 for 5 Campaign will bring hope and relief to thousands of patients around the world. Join the campaign by visiting www.cfww.org.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/12/prweb3383474.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Wider Adult Screening May Mean Fewer Children With Cystic Fibrosis
2. Penn study finds that antioxidant found in vegetables has implications for treating cystic fibrosis
3. New clinical guidelines for exacerbations in cystic fibrosis
4. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Names Greenberg Traurig Attorney D. Porpoise Evans Among the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County
5. Cystic Fibrosis Patient Emily Schaller Begins 2,000-Mile Quest to Get on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
6. SEQUENOM Announces Launch of SensiGene Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening Test
7. University of Arizona researchers seek safer cystic fibrosis test
8. Gene Linked to Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis
9. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Receives Second 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Exceptional Fiscal Management
10. Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
11. All Fifty States to Screen Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis by 2010
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide Launches a New Campaign to Reach Thousands Who Suffer from CF 
(Date:6/24/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those ... deal with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol ... of Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive ... self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest ... world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its ... The PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Today, InhaleLabs.com (Inhale) offilially ... their medication by matching users with high quality water pipes within an ideal price ... commitment. , Inhale was founded by two brothers, Nick and Mike Hunter, who use ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated ... shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD ... solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical ... generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at ... 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , ... Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: