The Cure4CF Foundation would like to thank the Land Services Group, which held a 'casual day' in the office to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis research. The Land Services Group is a South Australian government agency that provides information and advice on the administration of land in the state. The team managed to raise $115.90 towards our goal of finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is the most common, genetically acquired, chronic illness affecting young Australians. Those with Cystic Fibrosis have a significantly decreased life expectancy - which is why finding a cure is so important.
The pathway to this brighter future may be right here in Adelaide. The Adelaide CF Gene Therapy Group has already had some success in treating the airways of CF affected mice with the correcting CF gene (called CFTR). The aim is now is to confirm and extend the beneficial effects of this CFTR gene transfer through further research. Success will put our research team in a much stronger position to conduct clinical trials on patients, currently estimated to be five to 10 years away. However, greater resources for research could reduce this ‘pre-clinical’ phase considerably.
Like the Land Services Group, your fundraising efforts could make a huge difference to the lives of those living with CF. Please help us reach our goal of $350,000 for 2013 to increase the research capacity of our Adelaide team and to help find the cure for Cystic Fibrosis sooner. If you would like to organise a fundraiser at your workplace, school or in your community or make a tax-deductible donation to the Cure4CF foundation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 1300 480 131.