Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections. Living with cystic fibrosis varies, as each person's body may experience udifferent symptoms and side effects. The typical life expectancy for someone with CF is mid-30s. There is no cure for CF, but medicines are improving the quality of life for CFers every year. We thank you for visiting our donation page and helping make CF stand for CURE FOUND.
Sicily is Singing for a Cure
Sicily is a 16 year old musician, dancer and singer/songwriter who loves to perform her own original music. Besides dreaming of becoming a pop star, Sicily's biggest goal in life is to help find a cure for the disease that ails her, Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Sicily normally does 2-3 hours of breathing treatments a day, on top of several other medicines daily. It's hard on her mentally and physically most days, but she stays positive and instead of sulking, she focuses on doing the things she loves likes music! Sicily's songs are often about living with CF, but everyone can relate to her inspirational lyrics. Every penny of every song download Sicily makes goes directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help find a cure for CF! Visit SicilyPop.com for music and upcoming fundraising events including the Mill 5k race and concert on May 6th at the Rocky Mount Mills! mill5k.com
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.) NOTE: For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.
Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.