Need to update your spring wardrobe? Head down to Coco’s Closet tomorrow (Thursday, May 7th) and 10% of all purchases for the day will be donated to a very good cause – the *Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Western Canada. A UNIQUE, LA-INSPIRED BOUTIQUE in Vancouver’s Kits Neighbourhood.
Coco’s Closet offers Vancouver’s style-savvy women a fun, relaxed environment featuring hard-to-find fashions and accessories straight out of the latest magazines.Lots of Great Brands! Stop by Coco’s Closet to add a splash of LA hotness to yours!
Address: 2190 West 4th Ave (next to Purdy’s Chocolates).
MAY IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS MONTH – HELP SUPPORT SOMEONE WITH CF
*About CYSTIC FIBROSIS (or CF) in a nutshell : Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease of the secretory glands, including the glands that make mucus and sweat.”Inherited” means the disease is passed from parents to children through genes. People who have CF inherit two faulty genes for the disease—one from each parent. The parents likely don’t have the disease themselves. CF mainly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines and sinuses.
The symptoms and severity of CF vary. Sometimes there are few symptoms. Other times, the symptoms may become more severe. As the disease gets worse, the symptoms become more severe with increasing regularity. Lung function often starts to decline in early childhood in people who have CF. Over time, damage to the lungs can cause severe breathing problems.
Early treatment for CF can improve quality of life and increase lifespan. Treatments may include nutritional and respiratory therapies, medicines, exercise, and other treatments. As these treatments continue to improve, so does life expectancy for those who have the disease. Today, some people who have CF are living into their forties or fifties, or longer.
I have a friend in her mid fifties who has CF and has had a double lung, heart and kidney transplant because of this disease. She’s doing remarkably well, looks good and is basically a living miracle. Because of this I try to help support the CF foundation (Vancouver chapter) to retrieve silent auction items for their yearly gala fundraising event in Vancouver. See my previous post: https://girlwhowouldbeking.com/2014/11/08/health-matters-raising-awareness-key-to-a-cure-for-cf/