Monday, 18 June 2018

Working With Cystic Fibrosis on #StyleItYellow

A couple of weeks a go I was in contact with the charity Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I knew about CF before the charity got in touch with me but when I started working with the charity I was made aware of so many important facts about the condition that I had no idea about. CF asked me to be part of their #StyleItYellow campaign on 22nd June. #StyleItyellow is all about raising awareness about CF by posting a picture of yourself styling yellow on social media. I personally think social media is such a powerful platform that can really influence young people to be aware of CF. Using the #StyleItYellow CF hope to create awareness around the condition and the charity. 

Image taken from CF Instagram.
Image taken from CF Instagram.
So, firstly what is CF? Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition which effects more than 10,400 in the UK alone. If you have CF you are born with it and you can not catch it in your later life. However, 1 in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that cause CF. The gene which is effected by CF controls the movement of salt water in and out of cells. Sadly, people with CF experience a build up of thick sticky mucus in their lungs, digestive system and other organs which causes a wide range of challenging symptoms affecting the entire body. 

The build up of this mucus in the lungs causes chronic infections, meaning people with CF struggle with reduced lung function and have to spend hours doing physiotherapy and taking nebuliser treatments every day. CF can cause the pancreas to become blocked with mucus, and when this happens enzymes required for digesting food cannot reach the stomach. People with CF often need to take more than 50 tablets a day to help digest food and keep respiratory symptoms in check.

This is why it is so important to not only help fund but to share this charity so more people are made aware of what living with CF is really like. This condition could effect you or someone you love in the near future so it is really important that we all donate as little or as much of our time, money and energy as we can. You can simply help with this by styling your outfit yellow on June 22nd. 

Image taken from CF Instagram.
If you would like to read more about CF feel free to visit their website here where you can find out so much more important information. By donating you can help people with CF live a life unlimited by their condition. By donating today you can help turn this vision into a reality for thousands across the Uk. Your generosity is funding pioneering research advances and is supporting the highest quality of care and providing emotional and practical support to people with CF and their families when they need it most. You can  donate here or you can text TEAMCF to 70700 to donate £5. Please remember if you decide to style it yellow on the 22nd tag @cftrustuk and use the #StyleItYellow.

Disclaimer: Please note this information was not intended to offend anyone and if any of the information I have talked about you believe is to be incorrect please contact me so that I can change it, thank you!

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