LJ Hooker is proud to support our charity partner Cystic Fibrosis Australia.
LJ Hooker is a proud sponsor of Cystic Fibrosis Australia. The support from the LJ Hooker Family nationally has been amazing and one to be very proud of, it is clear that the spirit of giving runs through the LJ Hooker Family. In 2012 together we reached a milestone – raising over $5 million dollars since the start of this wonderful partnership in caring. Together we can find a cure.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life threatening recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children today. People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and digestive system. The mucus causes impairment of the digestive functions of the Pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections which lead to irreversible damage. Complications increase with age, requiring ever increasing levels of (self) care and support. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF.
At present there is no cure for CF, but a faulty gene has been identified and doctors and scientist are working to find ways of repairing or replacing it. One of the main objectives of the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust is to fund this research work. Despite major advancements in the treatment of CF, only 50% currently reach their late thirties.