Lexington Family Fundraises For A Cure To Cystic Fibrosis

Lexington Family Fundraises For A Cure To Cystic Fibrosis

More than 30,000 families are dealing with Cystic Fibrosis in the United States. A fundraiser this Saturday will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

30,000 children and adults in the United States are suffering from an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

CF is a defective gene and its protein product causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus. The life expectancy of someone with CF is 30 to 40-years-old.

Grae Chambers, 14, was diagnosed with CF as an infant. To treat her illness, she takes dozens of pills every day and has lung treatments three times a day.

Since her diagnoses, The Chambers Family have raised a million dollars for CF research. They said they are hopeful there will one day be a cure and are excited to be part of the process to find one.

To hear Chambers’ full story, click on the video.

“The Splash” is a fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It’s held this Saturday at Malone’s Banquets on Tates Creek Road in Lexington. Tickets are $100 each and the event is from 7-11 p.m.

For more information, visit kentucky.cff.org/thesplash or call 1-800-526-8126.

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