CYSTIC FIBROSIS COSTA BLANCA,IN CONJUNTION WITH THE VALENCIAN C.F ASSOCIATION

THE CHARITY WAS STARTED IN 2013 BY TAS LEWIS

C.F AFFECTS MAINLY THE LUNGS AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, ALONG WITH LIVER, KIDNEYS AND PANCREAS

IT IS AN INHERITED DISEASE, CAUSED BY A FAULTY GENE THAT CONTROLS THE MOVEMENT OF SALT AND WATER IN AND OUT OF CELLS SO THE LUNGS AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEM CLOG WITH STICKY MUCOS, MAKING IT HARD TO BREATHE AND DIGEST FOOD

LIFE EXPECTANCY IS NOW AROUND 40 YEARS, 50 YEARS AGO KIDS WERE LUCKY TO START SCHOOL
THERE IS A 1 IN 4 CHANCE OF A CHILD BEING BORN WITH C.F IF THE PARENTS ARE BOTH CARRIERS

C.F.C.B AIMS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR RESEARCH TO FIND A CURE, AS THERE IS NO CURE, C.FERS CAN ONLY HOPE TO BE LUCKY AND GET A LUNG TRANSPLANT

THERE ARE AROUND 3200 C.F CASES IN SPAIN, 70.000 WORLD WIDE, C.F IS A DEATH SENTENCE FROM BIRTH…. THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE, AND WITH THE HELP OF THE PUBLIC IT CAN