A & W Breath Of Life Day
The annual Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Day is being held at the Rutland A&W on December 3, 2011. Last year, nearly $40,000 was raised for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation out of just 3 A&W locations on this one day.
A & W will be donating half of all sales as well as 100% of any donations toward Cystic Fibrosis. Please come out and help find the cure by supporting this great day along side representatives from the Kelowna Fire Department!
“Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. CF is a multi-system disease, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects of the disease are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes increasingly severe respiratory problems. It may be difficult to clear bacteria from the lungs, leading to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage delicate lung tissue.
Mucus and protein also build up in the digestive tract making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. Large quantities of digestive enzymes (average of 20 pills a day) must be consumed with every meal and snack. As improved therapies have helped to address the malnutrition issues, virtually all cystic fibrosis-related deaths are due to lung disease.”