Thursday, 25 June 2015

Why should you be Aware to Care?

...Because it could be you.

Here we are with 3 boys in little Bimshire, who are living with a condition nobody including medical doctors had a clue about before The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Barbados was a thing. Can you imagine being sick and not a doctor in your country can tell you anything about what's wrong with you? Worse yet, your child?

Not to worry though, CFFB is here and we want you to be Aware to Care. Simply because even though you may not think it affects you, knowledge of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis can help save a life, through correct diagnosis, appropriate and requisite care as well as support of those who are familiar with the condition and its effects.

The least we can do is support each other so bring your families and come to the Aware to Care 5K Walk on Saturday, 4th July, 2015. Registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children. You can register hereHelp us to raise funds to provide support for families living with Cystic Fibrosis, and move towards having our own Caribbean treatment centre, with our own Caribbean doctors.

Come down and have some fun. Let our boys know that you support them in their fight with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is we t'ing!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Volunteers - Youth and Finance

Barbados has hope! This statement is due to the caring nature of some of our youth and financial institutions. We at The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Barbados [Cffb] can say this is true, because we have experienced it.

The youth of The St. Michael School and the Frederick Smith Secondary School have joined the volunteer forces of the Cffb as they are preparing their major fundraising initiative for 2015 where proceeds go towards helping the growing numbers of families affected by Cystic Fibrosis [CF]. These youth will be participating in a variety of ways to realize this and will be given certificates for the initiatives within which they participate. This is because the Cffb believes in recognizing the efforts of their supporters, and volunteers are no exception. The volunteer efforts of these students go towards their high school certification on their curriculum.

Corporate entities are more focused on giving back to society, and they are not doing so because they have to, but they genuinely enjoy helping. For this we are thankful at the Cffb, since Royal Bank of Canada [RBC] has graciously offered and tangibly supported our efforts of building awareness and building funds to help those afflicted with CF. We have had a phenomenal time sharing with their team mates who participated in our outreach efforts, and thank them for putting their shoulders alongside ours and really serving. RBC we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with you and we want to publicly thank you for your support, especially when we recognize that you had choices of organizations that you could have chosen to serve. We have found RBC to be an organization that cares. The actions of these groups cements it in our minds that Barbados has hope!