Neal Ogg, assistant manager – Intersport, William Black and Rachel Black are hoping Campbell River will get behind the Ultimate BC Experience raffle.

Neal Ogg, assistant manager – Intersport, William Black and Rachel Black are hoping Campbell River will get behind the Ultimate BC Experience raffle.

Ultimate BC Experience Raffle for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

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

The Campbell River/Comox Valley Cystic Fibrosis Canada chapter’s youngest “volunteer,” seven-month-old William Black, has been helping to sell raffle tickets at Quality Foods.

His Auntie Kim has cystic fibrosis. William and his mom, Rachel Black (Kim’s sister), will continue to sell tickets with the help of CF volunteers on Dec. 11 and 12 at Quality Foods.  Kim has just finished a course of intravenous antibiotics to help fight a chronic lung infection.  As well, she does four hours of therapies and takes a multitude of medications just to survive each day.

Tickets are also on sale now at Intersport or by calling 250-923-4992.  Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Campbell River/Comox Valley Chapter has joined other chapters in B.C. to raise funds through this great raffle.

The grand prize includes:

 

  • $500 courtesy of Scotia Bank
  • $500 air travel voucher
  • 1 night stay at Marriott Vancouver Airport
  • 4 Vancouver Whitecaps FC tickets
  • 4 Vancouver Canadians tickets
  • Powder Mountain Cat Skiing experience for 2
  • 2 nights Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
  • 2 Victoria Symphony tickets
  • 2 Prince of Wales Victoria whale watching passes
  • 1 night at Fairfield Marriott Kelowna
  • Dining and tasting experience for 4 at Tree Brewing Co. in Kelowna
  • $100 Chevron fuel voucher
  • 2nd Prize includes:
  • Victoria activities of
  • 2 Eagle Wing Tours whale watching passes
  • Dining at Little Jumbo
  • $50 Chevron fuel vouchers
  • 3rd Prize
  • $100 Chevron fuel voucher

 

The total value of the prizes is over $4,000 and the draw date is Jan.29, 2016.  Tickets cost $10 each – money well spent in the support of finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.  There is no cure for CF which causes a build up of thick mucus in the lungs. This leads to severe respiratory problems making breathing difficult.  Mucus and protein build-up in the digestive tract also 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 Ultimate BC Experience 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. You can help William and his family to support his auntie Kim and others with cystic fibrosis by purchasing a $10 raffle ticket. Tickets make great stocking stuffers.

 

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