Because people living with cystic fibrosis are sick and tired of being sick and tired
Cystic fibrosis affects the airways, lungs, endocrine system by causing an abnormal build-up of thick and sticky mucus. Treatment requires intensive daily physiotherapy to clear the lungs and airways, countless medications, and frequent hospitalisations.
On average, people with cystic fibrosis lose around 2% of their lung function every year. Our members are literally, fighting to breathe.
Through advocacy and fundraising programs, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland reaches out to the wider population to educate and raise awareness for our cause; ultimately securing financial support. In doing so we also provide information which goes some way to relieving people living with the disease as well as their parents, carers, and families, of much of the burden of explaining cystic fibrosis’ complexities.
There is no designated government funding for cystic fibrosis sufferers nor for the essential life-giving programs provided by Cystic Fibrosis Queensland - 90% of our funding comes from the generosity of our donors, our community fundraisers, service clubs and corporate sponsors.
By joining the Fight 2 Breathe, you can help everyone with cystic fibrosis live a life unlimited by the condition.