The Student Newspaper for Montrose School

The Looking Glass

CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

Tory Kretching '19, Contributing Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






According to the CDC, 30,000 Americans suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic illness that affects mucus glands in the digestive or respiratory system, making breathing and eating extremely difficult tasks. CF is a genetic disease, meaning that those affected by it got two copies of the gene from their parents.

As of right now, the disease has no cure, but there are many treatment options to help patients with CF. Among these options are mucus-thinning medicines, chest therapy and targeted nutritional plans. There are many more options available, but treatment plans vary for each patient.

Montrose’s Lindsay Burgess ‘22 herself is in the fight against CF.  She said: “CFers aren’t asking for sympathy, but support in trying to raise awareness for the disease. It is uncommon and it’s important for people to know about it to raise money and awareness.” There are Great Strides walks occurring all over the state to support funding and research. So, get on your sneakers and take a walk!

Lindsay shares, “For three years every fall my old soccer coach had “CF Night” at Assumption College when his college soccer team played, there was a raffle and all the money went to Great Strides, and my whole soccer team, family, and friends came. Almost the whole college came in support, and we raised over $2,000 which was huge, and it was just so amazing because everyone was there to support Cystic Fibrosis!”

For more information on daily life with CF, visit “The Frey Life” on youtube. Peter and Mary are daily vloggers who chronicle Mary’s daily life with CF and film other informative videos to raise awareness for CF.

Since May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month, the CF community is consistently looking for ways to spread awareness about and fund research for CF.

 

Print Friendly

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Montrose Sports

    Montrose XC Run Through Rainstorm & Hingham and Come out on Top

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Academics

    Got Writing? Submit to these Writing Contests

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Sports

    Varsity Field Hockey Starts Season With a Bang

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Arts & Entertainment

    Medfield Mural: Middle School Masterpiece

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Sports

    Montrose Cross-Country: Personal Reflections on Early Season Experiences

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Montrose Sports

    Montrose Volleyball Standing Tall: New Coach & Early Win Keep Spirits High

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Academics

    My Last First Day

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Academics

    Montrose Graduation 2017 & Full Texts of Valedictorian and Salutatorian Speeches

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Academics

    10th Grade Montrosians Build Online App for International Bridge-Building

  • CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action

    Faith

    Pope Francis on Social Media

The Student Newspaper for Montrose School
CF Awareness Month: From one Montrosian to Millions who Take Action