I didn’t know anything about Cystic Fibrosis before my team mentioned our involvement at the Annual Mike Cassidy Legacy Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Golf Classic.
Our participation certainly open my eyes to this hereditary disorder that often result in respiratory infection and early death. Life expectancy for people born and diagnosed with CF is 37 years for females and 40 years for males, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine study published in 2014. CF is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults which makes it even harder to believe that there is still no cure!
The Annual Mike Cassidy Legacy CF Golf Classic is a key fundraiser event for the cause as it raised over 4,000,000,000 for CF research since 1992 – and it all started by a conversation between two friends, Mike Cassidy and Sid Keay. Mike lived with CF and focused most of his life on increasing awareness for the disease. Thanks to his dedication and commitment to making a difference, the funds raised have led to numerous advances and clinical care and everyone he knew is now devoted to take it further and continue his work.
If you are interested in giving for the cause, please click HERE. And remember, no donation is too small – everything helps !