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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 ident
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