Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 people in the United States. Advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for individuals with CF. About 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year. More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two. More than 45% of the CF patient population is 18 or older. The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30’s.
Since 1955 the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been fighting to find a cure. One of the fundraisers that is done by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the Great Pumpkin Pin Up Program. Pumpkins are sent to businesses to sell for a minimum contribution of $1.00. The names of the members who purchased pumpkins are then written on them and displayed around the business.
The Reed City Office of West Michigan Credit Union raised $250.00 towards the cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
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