Max Creighton Rides for Cystic Fibrosis

My name is Max Creighton and I am from Nanaimo, B.C. In November of 2019 I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a fatal genetic disease which currently affects over 4500 Canadians. Since my diagnosis, I have been fortunate enough to have met so many amazing people within the CF community and within my own community that have offered their support. Support that I greatly needed as I came to cope with being told that I have a fatal genetic disease. I am hoping to be able to use my community involvement and my social media platforms to help raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

CF causes various effects on the body, but mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. The degree of cystic fibrosis severity differs from person to person, however, the persistence and ongoing infection in the lungs, with destruction of lungs and loss of lung function, will eventually lead to death in the majority of people with CF.

Since May is Cystic Fibrosis month in Canada, I am pledging to ride my bike 200 kilometers over the course of this month. This works out to be about 6.5km a day! As someone who has Cystic Fibrosis this will be a hard challenge, but with the support of my friends and family I will be able to reach my goal. 

I will be tracking my rides through the Strava app and updating where I stand on the 200km goal daily through my Instagram story and Go Fund Me page. 

More information about Cystic Fibrosis Canada: For us, it's a matter of when a cure or control for cystic fibrosis (CF) will be discovered, not if. Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the world's top charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for CF, the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. Since our establishment in 1960, our investments in research and cutting-edge healthcare have resulted in the estimated median age of survival for Canadians with CF to increase beyond 50 years of age.

Help me make CF stand for Cure Found!

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

Instagram: @mcreights97
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Max Creighton 
Nanaimo, BC
Cystic Fibrosis Canada/Fibrose kystique Canada 
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