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A few key facts about Cystic Fibrosis:

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK’s most common, life-threatening, inherited disease.
  • Cystic Fibrosis affects over 7,500 people in the UK.
  • In the UK, 2.3 million people carry the faulty CF gene – 1 in 25 of the population.
  • Cystic Fibrosis affects vital organs in the body, especially the lungs and digestive system, clogging them with sticky mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe and digest food.
  • Each week five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Each week three young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Average life expectancy for someone with CF is 31 years.
  • If both parents are carriers of the faulty gene, there is a 1 in 4 chance with every pregnancy that their child will have Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis Autorecessive

Year Without Beer

I am living an alcohol free life throughout 2012 to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Cancer Research UK. Please support my Year Without Beer by donating to one of these fantastic causes: