Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a degenerative condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. Just to survive, people living with cystic fibrosis endure a daily regimen of medication and physiotherapy. The average life expectancy for Australians with Cystic Fibrosis is 37 years. The prevalence of Cystic Fibrosis in Australia is the same as childhood leukaemia. The difference is that over 95% of children with leukaemia will be cured. There is still no cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation. In conjunction with other CF state and territory organisations, as well as Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland advocates for those with CF, for research and clinical improvement programs. When you are living with Cystic Fibrosis, every day matters. The money we receive as an organisation goes directly to providing essential services and support which fellow Queenslanders need just to survive. Our organisation receives less than 13% of our funding from Government. We rely heavily on the development of corporate partnerships and community fundraising initiatives.
Donations help make lives just a little easier for people living with CF.