QFP Community Involvement
Queensland Family Pools have been supporting Cystic Fibrosis Queensland since 2010 and it's a charity very close to our hearts.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic condition which primarily affects the lungs and digestive system for which there is no cure.
Physiotherapy and sport assists in moving mucus off the lungs – swimming is a terrific form of sport to assist in opening up the airways and building up lung function.
Queensland Family Pools recognise the importance of swimming for those with CF and in 2013, our team, along with our incredible Sub-Contractors and Suppliers, donated a free swimming pool to Cadel and his family. Over the years, we have assisted other families with CF by donating pool products, to encourage their children to get active and swim.
In addition, each year, Queensland Family Pools attend charity days and since 2016 have been Corporate Sponsors for the annual "65 Roses Ball". Proceeds raised go to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation who support the CF Community through, through practical support and educational programs. Cystic Fibrosis Queensland advocates for those with CF, for research and clinical improvement programs.
Queensland Family Pools builds free pool for Cadel
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, sticky build-up of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.
In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that's one every four days. On average one in 25 people carry the CF gene - most of whom are unaware that they are carriers. Management and treatment of CF is lifelong, ongoing and relentless. A person with CF may consume up to 40 capsules daily to help digest food and may need to do up to three hours of airway clearance each day. It is important for people with CF to visit a CF treatment centre several times each year so that their progress can be monitored.
If you would like to know more about Cystic Fibrosis or donate to this incredible cause, you can via this link https://nfp.everydayhero.com/au/cystic-fibrosis-queensland