Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s ‘Bowl for Breath’ event set for early December
Bowl for Breath, the Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual fundraiser, will take place Saturday, December 6 at Creole Lanes, (1317 Tunnel Blvd., Houma), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as it seeks to find a cure for the leading genetic killer of children in the U.S.
The annual event—now in its 25th year—will include a family friendly afternoon of bowling, food, door prizes, raffle prizes and themed “Caped Crusaders for a Cure” costume contest making sure no participant goes home empty handed.
Funds raised through Bowl for Breath have helped spur dramatic progress in the lives of those who have cystic fibrosis.
For more event information please visit http://louisiana.cff.org/bowlforbreath.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening, genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. It is found in about 30,000 people in the United States (70,000 worldwide). People with CF inherit a defective gene that causes a buildup of thick mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of a defective CF gene.
In the 1950s, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, approximately half of all people with CF in the United States are 18 years or older.
The steady “aging” of the CF population reflects the remarkable progress that has been made in understanding and treating CF. Thanks to CF Foundation-supported research and care, an increasing number of people with CF are living well into adulthood and leading healthy lives, pursuing careers, getting married and having children of their own.
Posted on Tue, December 2, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette