Our limited edition Cystic Fibrosis bow is to help raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis Australia. $4 from each bow will be donated directly to CF Australia
What is cystic fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) primarily affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system that’s responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus. There is currently no cure.
People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system. This causes impairment of the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections, leading to irreversible damage. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF.
From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy.
1 in every 2,550 babies born have CF and there is currently no cure.