Thrifty Foods making a Difference for People with Cystic Fibrosis

During May, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month, shoppers will be able to make a donation to CF Canada

Thrifty Foods stores in Campbell River, Courtenay, Comox and Parksville are helping raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis (CF).

During the month of May, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month, shoppers will be able to make a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada at the check out.

Manager of the Campbell River store, Doug Riederer said, “we very much want to do what we can to help people who have CF – they go through so much on a daily basis just to keep breathing. We are proud to help make a difference for people with CF.”

Five-year-old Maysa Milligan, who has CF, must deal with several hours a day of physiotherapy and takes a lot of medication to help her fight ongoing lung infections and to help her grow and gain weight.

Sarah Milligan, Maysa’s mother, said, “Maysa is a real trooper – she endures a lot of discomfort and pain in her battle with CF. She always smiles and gives us her best despite sometimes struggling to breathe.”

Milligan adds, “it is such a comfort to know we have the support of people like Doug and his colleagues at Thrifty Foods – it is my hope that many people will join them in their efforts to raise funds to fight CF.”

You can help by visiting Thrifty Foods stores in Campbell River, Courtenay, Comox and Parksville during the month of May and making a contribution to Cystic Fibrosis Canada as you check out.

As a token of appreciation, carnations are being given out.