The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK's only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis. It funds research to treat the symptoms of CF and to find an effective treatment. It also aims to ensure appropriate healthcare for those with Cystic Fibrosis and provides information, advice and support to people with CF and their families across the UK. Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common, life-threatening diseases in the UK. It affects over 9,000 people and 1 in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis. If two carriers start a family, each child has a 1 in 4 chance of having Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick, sticky mucus making it hard to breathe and to digest food. People with Cystic Fibrosis have to endure a rigorous daily treatment regime including physiotherapy to clear the chest, inhaled and injected drugs to thin the mucus and fight infections and dozens of enzyme pills to help digest food. Each week, five babies are born with CF and sadly, each week three young lives are lost. Only half of those with Cystic Fibrosis are likely to live past their late 30s, but a baby born today can expect to live longer. We seek to continually improve standards of care for people with CF; we commission cutting-edge clinical and scientific research; and provide practical and accurate information to people with CF and their families. None of this would be possible without the support of the CF community and the generosity of the public.
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity works hard to make a difficult time easier for patients at our family of five hospitals. We support continuing excellence n treatment, care and research at: Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Manchester University Dental Hospital Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Manchester Royal Infirmary Saint Mary's Hospital The charity has three main areas of work: to support research projects to improve our understanding of illnesses to help create an environment that's more friendly to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment Registered Charity Number 1049274
28 October 2012
We are thrilled to once again bring you the Manchester Beetham Tower Run at the UK's tallest building outside London. Visible from ten counties on a clear day, the challenge is to run or walk up 798 steps to Level 46. Often referred to locally as the Beetham Hilton Tower, this iconic, award-winning building is the tallest residential building in Europe at 169 metres and includes 23 floors of the fabulous Hilton Hotel. This year we are delighted to organise this as a joint event between Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
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