Congratulations and a huge thank you to the year 9L4 class at Urrbrae College which held a number of fundraising activities for the Cure4CF foundation. Last month one of our directors, Greg Oke, attended the college on behalf of Cure4CF and was presented with a cheque for $1539.
The Year 9L4 students sold pens to raise funds, along with stubby holders printed with a ‘65 Roses’ artwork that had been designed by one of the students and generously donated by Wetsuit Coolers at Edwardstown.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common, genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness affecting young Australians today. The illness affects the respiratory system, the digestive system and the reproductive system and those with CF have a severely decreased life expectancy. Treatment can be intensive and time consuming and at present there is no cure for CF.
One of the students in the class, India, has a sibling living with Cystic Fibrosis. This gave the students an added incentive to raise as much money as possible for the ground-breaking research work of Cure4CF. Although encouraging progress has been made to date, the cure for Cystic Fibrosis is still a decade away, but with increased funds this time frame could be dramatically reduced.
If you or your community would like to raise funds for this important research and help us to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis please see our fundraiser page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 131 480.
Greg Oke receiving a cheque for Cure4CF from class 9L4 at Urrbrae High School