9th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit October 15th

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Left Nick Grady, 17 and Right, Kenny Grady, 18

 9th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Music and Auction Charity Night

Peterborough, Ont –Saturday, October 15th will mark the 9th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Music and Auction Charity Night- an event to raise funds for cystic fibrosis (CF) Research. Hosted by a Douro-Dummer family with two boys who are living with CF, the event will take place at Trentwinds from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. and will feature a live and silent auction, door prizes, food, refreshments and musical entertainment by Stockdale Central (including Fiddle & Step Dancing with Michael Lemoire and Friends).

“Having two children with cystic fibrosis is a daunting reality to the fragility of life. The world is full of unknowns,” said Pam Grady, mother of two boys (Nick, 17 and Kenny, 18) living with the disease. “The slightest little chest cold, or wheeze calls all our senses to the surface… frightened that this might be the beginning of the end.

When we learned of the life expectancy of children and young adults with CF we were terrified.”

Over the last 8 years the night has raised $167,500, which includes the $27,500 that was raised solely at the 2015 event. These funds have allowed for research that has directly benefited many adults and children in the Peterborough and surrounding area who are living with CF.

“The advancements that they’ve made are incredible. What the years have taught us is, no two kids are the same, someone else’s story is not your own, and the medical advances and treatment breakthroughs for cystic fibrosis continue to marvel the world,” said Grady. “Greater life expectancy along with an improved quality of life are some of the outcomes of the efforts of researchers and clinicians who are dedicated in their goal to find a cure for CF.”

Cystic fibrosis, a multi-organ disease affecting primarily the lungs and digestive system is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. It causes severe breathing problems with a build up of thick mucus, which leads to cycles of infection and inflammation.

 The community has really come together to improve the lives of those living with CF. “The support for the community towards our family and others who are suffering from this disease is incredible,” said Grady. Many local businesses and entertainers will be donating their time and services to this great cause to raise as much money as possible for ongoing research.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Grady’s Feet Essentials (Lansdowne Place, Peterborough), Ken Grady Automotive in Douro or at the door.