SA Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The South African Cystic Fibrosis Trust (SACFTr) is a non-profit organization. Funds raised are used to support South African patients with Cystic Fibrosis and their families by increasing public awareness, educating medical professionals, supporting Cystic Fibrosis clinics, funding and maintaining a Cystic Fibrosis medical database, facilitating Cystic Fibrosis research and assisting Cystic Fibrosis patients of limited financial means with their care.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disease for which there is currently no cure. It predominantly affects the lungs and digestive system. The defective gene and the defective protein that it produces cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. This thick mucous also obstructs the pancreas and prevents enzymes produced there from breaking down and absorbing food. Damage to the pancreas may also lead to diabetes.

If you would like more information on the South African Cystic Fibrosis Trust and what they do please visit http://www.sacftr.co.za

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheriz
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 15:21:15

    This is amazing Lara, I love reading your blog: 1. because of the exciting adventures you are always on, but 2. because of your work and support for CF awareness. Truely inspiring! I’m so glad you contacted me back in the day to be a guestblogger :-)

    Reply

    • Walking 4 Air
      Oct 14, 2013 @ 11:56:55

      Thanks so much Cheriz! It’s wonderful to have you following and that you still enjoy the posts and I was thrilled you agreed to be a guest blogger when I approached you. Here’s to many great things ahead for both of us! :)

      Reply

  2. Gavin Kinnear
    Oct 16, 2015 @ 18:31:53

    They say be careful what you wish for you may just get it. I look for causes that bring value to my life and that I can bring value to. I look forward to getting involved with CFSA

    Reply

    • Walking 4 Air
      May 18, 2016 @ 10:05:20

      Hi Gavin, a very delayed reply (been horribly slack on my blog over the last year). I’m glad my blog has provided some inspiration and I’m thrilled to hear you will be getting more involved with CFSA. Thank you!

      Reply

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