Todd Peachey

CF raffle a hockey lover’s dream

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults

Bob and Linda Brind’Amour have taken up the fight against cystic fibrosis along with their son, former NHL superstar captain of the Carolina Hurricanes Rod Brind’Amour.

All three members of the family are passionate about the CF cause. Rod has come home to Campbell River every year for the past 18 years to lend his name and support for the Rod Brind’Amour Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic.

Bob Brind’Amour said,  “this raffle is in support of such a worthy cause – our family would love to see a cure for CF. Kim is really important to Rod – she has always been an inspiration to him and nothing would make us happier than to see Kim live a long and healthy life.”

Kim Wood (Black) who has the disease spends countless hours everyday on life saving therapies and taking a multitude of medications.

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure for CF. It causes a build up of thick mucus in the lungs leading to severe respiratory problems which can make breathing difficult. Meanwhile mucus and protein build-up in the digestive tract results in extreme difficulty digesting and absorbing adequate nutrients from food. The effects of cystic fibrosis are most devastating in the lungs. Ultimately most CF deaths are due to lung disease.

Funds raised from the NHL Hockey Road Trip raffle will support CF research and clinical care. Canadian researchers funded by Cystic Fibrosis Canada are viewed as leaders in the global effort to find a cure or control for cystic fibrosis.

Kim Wood and the Black family are extremely grateful for the support of people in the Campbell River community. They are hoping people will purchase raffle tickets to help give research the boost it needs so a cure or control for CF will be found soon.

 

NHL Hockey Road Trip Raffle in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada:

 

Winning prize includes: VIP tickets to three NHL games Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Colorado in Vancouver;, Friday, April 11, 2014 – Winnipeg in Calgary; Saturday, April 12, 2014 – Vancouver in Edmonton; airfare for two to all three games; hotel accommodation; and $500 spending money. Second prize is a signed Calgary Flames jersey and third prize is a Garmin Forerunner 10 watch

Tickets are available at: Action Source for Sports, Intersport, or by calling 250 923 4992.

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