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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease that can affect all Canadians. Each week in Canada, two children are diagnosed and one person dies from the disease. You can be a lifeline. Visit drowningontheinside.ca and share this site with people you know.

 

 About Cystic Fibrosis Canada 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a Canada-wide health charity established in 1960, with volunteers in more than 50 chapters across Canada. The organization is one of the world’s largest non-governmental granting agencies in the field of cystic fibrosis research.

 

About Cystic Fibrosis Canada-London Chapter (formed 1960)

 The London Chapter is one of 52 local branches across Canada and serves London and surrounding area. Our Chapter was formed in 1960 and has been successfully run by a hard working group of dedicated volunteers since its inception.  Some of the members that formed the London Chapter were: the Campbell family, the Ivey family and the Mader family. The London Chapter was the second chapter formed in Canada and for many years, the chapter met in chapter member homes. 

Over the years the London Chapter has hosted many events to raise money for research and awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. Some of the events include: charity dinners; selling of cheese, tags, daisies, poinsettias and glow sticks; magic shows; charity dances, Charity casinos; bingos; art auctions; paintball tournaments, car cruises, road hockey tournaments; Canadian Truck Nationals; car-washes;  Karna Ivey Performance series concerts and of course, golf tournaments.

The longest running events in our chapter are the monthly bingo fund raisers and the Highland Cystic Fibrosis Charity Golf tournament which concluded in 2010 after over 40 fabulous years! 

Most recent chapter events include: Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush; Great Strides Walk formerly Moonwalk with Zeller’s; 3 on 3 Face Off Against CF Road Hockey Tournament, Flagswipe Paintball Charity tournament and the newest golf tournament – Tee Off Against CF Golf Tournament at Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club.

The London Chapter frequently partners up with the local KIN Canada Clubs for many events.  The Kinsmen Club of Greater London and the Kinette Club of London received the best supporter award at the Ontario Provincial Meeting 2007.

Our Chapter’s primary goal is that of fundraising, but we also work as an advocacy and information group for parents and families diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in and around the London area.