Luncheon Fighting Cystic Fibrosis

Poor Boy Luncheon sign outside of the Caboto Club on Tecumseh Rd. in Windsor, June 6, 2014. (photo by Mike Vlasveld)

The 38th Annual Poor Boy Luncheon at Windsor’s Caboto Club is raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Between 500 and 800 people at the Financial Advisors Association of Canada-lead luncheon are expected to raise about $10,000 for the cause.

Senior Regional Fund Raising Coordinator for Cystic Fibrosis Canada Chantelle Foreman-Meadows says events like this one are the reason why Canadians with the disease live longer than anywhere else in the world. “We have a lot of research that’s happening just down the street, in London, and a lot of our patients from this area participate in some of those research projects. So those funds (raised today) help support clinical care and the world-renowned research that we’re doing right here in Canada.”

There is a Cystic Fibrosis clinic for pediatric patients at Windsor Regional Hospital, which Foreman-Meadows says is the only one in the country to stay open on weekends.