North Carolina Raises Awareness of Cystic Fibrosis | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory was joined by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Carolinas Raleigh Chapter today to proclaim May as 'Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month' in North Carolina. The governor and First Lady Ann McCrory will light the Executive Mansion blue and yellow on Saturday, May 21 in observance of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Day.

    "This administration is committed to helping those who suffer from life threatening diseases," Governor McCrory said. "Ann and I understand the importance of raising awareness of cystic fibrosis and want to do everything we can to ensure people impacted by CF have the best care and a chance for a longer and improved quality of life."

    According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, because of the advances in research and care, more than half of CF patients are living into their thirties, forties and beyond. Though this is a vast improvement, the goal of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to not only control this now fatal disease, but to ultimately cure CF. To learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit

Pictured above from left to right: Leanne Skipper, Mark Hanson, Annabelle Hanson, Mike Smith and Kay James

    There are eight world-class treatment centers in North Carolina which specialize in the diagnosis of CF and the care of persons with CF, including at the University of North Carolina, Duke University and Wake Forest University Medical Center. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting nearly 70,000 children and adults worldwide and approximately 30,000 children and adults in the U.S., more than 800 of whom live in North Carolina.

    Click here to view Governor McCrory's proclamation.

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