Society Staff Member Gets in the Spirit for Halloween

31 October 2014

Fundraising Halloween

Chloe Taylor-Dominguez, from the Society’s Underwriting Department, has embraced the Halloween spirit by dressing up as a vampire to help fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and to help raise awareness of the incurable disease.

Chloe decided to get involved after her family was touched personally by Cystic Fibrosis, and she plans a day of fundraising events including selling cakes and carrying out a collection (in a pumpkin shaped box of course).

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a faulty gene and it is currently incurable. The life-shortening inherited disease affects over 10,000 people in the UK and, each week, five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis and two people die.

Chloe commented: “Most people with cystic fibrosis look perfectly healthy. But it's a lifelong challenge involving vast daily intakes of drugs, time-consuming physiotherapy and isolation from others with the condition. It places a huge burden on those around them and can critically escalate at any moment.”

She continued: “The Cystic Fibrosis Trust invest in cutting-edge research and, even though life expectancy has increased, only half live to see their 40th birthday. Their patient registry and research programme helps develop treatments that limit the impact of cystic fibrosis, and I hope that one day, thanks to fundraising efforts such as mine today, we will one day find a treatment to beat it for good.”

If you would like to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, you can do so by clicking here.

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