How to make a real difference to people’s lives this November
Sarah Kerr once struggled to walk from her bed to the couch because cystic fibrosis had damaged her lungs so badly. She had constant infections requiring long hospital stays.
Four years ago, she had a life-changing double lung transplant that transformed her life.
Help people with cystic fibrosis
This year, the Institute for Respiratory Health is proud to host a Melbourne Cup Luncheon fundraiser for cystic fibrosis.
The funds raised will be used to support research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cystic fibrosis.
About cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system.
The exocrine system of people with cystic fibrosis malfunctions, meaning they develop excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and digestive system. This weakens the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections, leading to irreversible damage to these organs.
A baby is born every four days with cystic fibrosis and sadly, there is currently no cure.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2018
When: Tuesday 6 November from 10.30 am
Where: State Reception Centre at Fraser’s, Kings Park, Perth
Tickets: Tickets are $160 each
The event includes:
- Delicious three-course meal
- Bubbles on arrival, beer, wine and soft drinks
- Big screens to watch the race
- Entertainment by Famous Sharron, games, prizes and a silent auction