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End of Financial Year Gift

Over the next month, bubbly youngsters Isobel and Ruby will consume a massive 1,500 tablets each. Their daily routine doesn’t define their lives, but it is relentless. Today, as the financial year draws to a close, please help us to change the future for people living with CF.

Your continued support will help us provide hospital care packs, education programs, counselling support and other services that are vital for CF families.

Please visit our website today and make a tax deductible gift. Together we can help reduce the impact of CF on people like Isobel and Ruby. Click here to give now.

OUR SUPPORT

We provide a range of services to individuals and families affected by cystic fibrosis.
Home & Hospital Care
Subsidies & Equipment
Education & Training
Resources

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Your support enables us to provide services and research funding for people living with cystic fibrosis in WA.
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CFWA Hospital Care Packs at PCH

Unfortunately, CFWA are no longer able to visit you at Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) unless you specifically request us to. This is due to legalities over privacy and confidentiality. We will continue to provide our much-loved hospital bags; however, these will now be delivered by one of the PCH respiratory team members. If you haven’t received a bag or would like something different in your bag, please let us know so we can organise it for you.

We would still love to visit you so if you would like to catch up, please let us know and we can arrange a visit. We hope to see you soon. For more information or to organise a visit get in touch with Sharon at nurse@cfwa.org.au or on 08 6457 7333.

Flu Season with CF

The 2019 flu season has arrived much earlier than usual and has been very severe according to the WA Health Department.

Vaccination offers the best protection against influenza and we encourage people with CF, their family, and close friends to get immunised. The more people who are immunised against the flu, the more protection is offered for those in our community who are unable to be immunised.

You or your child may be eligible for a free flu vaccination, contact your CF clinic at PCH or SCGH, or visit your GP to find out. For more information on the flu, see our Flu Fact Sheet.

Australasian CF Conference - CFWA Subsidies


The Australasian CF Conference is heading to Perth this August, and we are excited to be able to offer generous subsidies to help WA members attend the lay conference.

This is a great chance to hear about the latest advances in CF care from health professionals all over the world!

Event Details
Date: 3-6 August 2019
Venue: Crown Tower Perth
Registration: For more information and to register visit our website

Telethon Kids Institute Survey

Are you a person older than 13 years living with CF, or do you provide care for a child 0-18 years living with CF?

If so, Telethon Kinds Institute invite you to participate in an online survey to consider what health outcomes are most important to you/the child under your guardianship. This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and will help inform the design of an upcoming clinical CF trial. 

Please click here to participate in the survey. For more information, please contact Charlie McLeod at charlie.mcleod@health.wa.gov.au or on 0428 899 886.

City to Surf for Cystic Fibrosis

The City to Surf is coming soon and we are excited to announce we already have a number of generous community members running in support of CFWA, including Stella, a young woman whose friend has CF – thanks Stella! Check out her page here.

Event Details
You can join Stella and the other runners supporting CFWA in the Perth and Karratha City to Surf Events.
Date: 11 August (Karratha) and 25 August (Perth) 
More info: City to Surf website 

Cake Angels - Baking for CF Kids


The Australian Cake Angels are a group of over 1,900 volunteer cake decorators all over Australia that make beautiful cakes for children with chronic illness or disability.

These wonderful volunteers have kindly offered to make birthday cakes for children living with CF.

For more information or to organise a cake for your child with CF click here.

Join the CF Consumer Reference Group

Expressions of interest are open for new members to the Child and Adolescent Cystic Fibrosis Consumer Reference Group of WA, a formalised group of parents and patients with CF, brought together to:

  • Support the development of partnerships between consumers, researchers, research organisations and clinical staff.
  • Provide a consumer perspective to both clinical and research aspects of CF.
  • Advise about research and clinical priorities, practice and policies.
  • Enhance the quality and relevance of research and clinical activities through consumer participation.

If you're interested in joining the group please complete this expression of interest form and forward to the AREST CF team by email on ARESTCF@telethonkids.org.au or phone 08 6319 1000.

Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic is Back


The Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic is returning this November for its 9th year.

You’re invited to gather a team and join us for a friendly game of golf and an elegant evening dinner at the prestigious Lake Karrinyup Country Club, all in support of Cystic Fibrosis WA!

Date: Friday 1 November
Venue: Lake Karrinyup Country Club 
Format: Game of ambrose golf followed by an evening dinner 
More info: Visit CF Golf website 

Support Available from Foodbank WA

Foodbank WA is the largest food relief organisation in Western Australia, distributing over 500,000 meals every month to people in need.

We are very pleased to advise that Foodbank WA are offering a short-term access card for people who are struggling financially. This would enable you to access significantly discounted foods for a three-month period at the Foodbank warehouse near the Perth Airport.
 
If you would like to discuss a referral please contact Kathryn on 08 6457 7333 or at servicesmanager@cfwa.org.au.

FREE Flannelette Sheet Sets

We've got something to keep you warm this winter!

Our friends at Good360, through support from Big W, have donated some double flannelette quilt sets to be gifted to people and their families living with CF. There are multiple designs available.

If you would like a set please get in touch with us at services@cfwa.org.au or stop in to our office and grab one before they run out!

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