CALGARY, June 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The longest running, women only golf tournament in Calgary is set for Monday June 27, 2016. The 27th Annual 65 Roses Ladies Golf Tournament is held in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada at the beautiful Earl Grey Golf Course. This prestigious event has raised over one million dollars for cystic fibrosis research and clinic care.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.
The degree of CF severity differs from person to person, it causes various effects on the body, but mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. The persistent and ongoing infections in the lungs leads to the destruction of the lungs and loss of lung function that eventually lead to death in the majority of people with CF.
It is estimated that one in every 3,600 children born in Canada has CF. More than 4,100 Canadian children, adolescents, and adults with cystic fibrosis attend specialized CF clinics. In Calgary and Southern Alberta there are approximately 350 individuals fighting CF and thanks to advances in research there are now more adults being treated than children, as people with CF are living longer than ever before. However, 25 years old is too young to be considered middle aged.
Video: 65 Roses Ladies Golf Tournament – the Breath of life
This tournament would not be the success it is without the support of all of our sponsors.
Thank you to our Sweetheart Rose Sponsors:
Carbon Copy Digital
CNW a CISION Company
John E. Hubbard Professional Corp.
Knickers N' Lace Inc.
North Hill Centre
For further information on cystic fibrosis or this event please contact the Cystic Fibrosis Canada Calgary office at 403-266-5295 or Debbie Carver (see below).
Our thanks to CNW Group for sponsoring this announcement
SOURCE Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Calgary and Southern Alberta Chapter
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For further information: Debbie Carver, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Calgary and Southern Alberta Chapter, Tel: 403-630-0302, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cysticfibrosis.ca