Cash For Cystic Fibrosis Research

Cheque presentation for Catwalk For A Cure August 7, 2014. (Photo by Adelle Loiselle.)

The Essex-Kent chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has another $15,430 to invest in research and treatment for those living with the disease.

University of Windsor nursing student Stephanie Wilson and Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie raised the cash at the recent Catwalk for a Cure event in Chatham. About 60 people in the region are living with cystic fibrosis.

Senior fundraiser Chantelle Foreman-Meadows says thanks to research being conducted in Canada, those with the disease are living longer. She says some of the money will help support a local clinic. “At Windsor Regional Hospital we host the only clinic in North America that operates on the weekends, so our children don’t miss school, and the parents don’t typically have to miss work.”

Ian Badder has cystic fibrosis and received a double-lung transplant. “It means a lot,” he says. “It’s pretty humbling to see everyone donate and come out and support something like this. Something that’s close to home.”