Cystic Fibrosis

Our chosen charity for The Invasion 2018

Gatecon is proud to be supporting Cystic Fibrosis at The Invasion

We will once again be donating proceeds from our charity auction to Cystic Fibrosis, carrying on from fundraising we have done for them in the past.

As you may know our guest JR Bourne has a strong connection to this charity, therefore we are delighted to have them as our chosen charity for The Invasion.

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It is a multi-system disease that affects mainly the lungs and the digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes severe respiratory problems. Mucus also builds up in the digestive tract, making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. As improved therapies have helped to address the malnutrition issues, most deaths related to cystic fibrosis are now due to lung disease. There is no cure. In Canada on average, one baby in 3,500 suffers from cystic fibrosis while in Québec, the average is one baby in 2,500.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the three principal charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and is an internationally recognized leader in funding research, innovation and clinical care. Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more funding in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada. Since 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more than $235 million in leading research, care and advocacy, resulting in one of the world’s highest survival rates for Canadians living with cystic fibrosis.
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