Wear Yellow Day Fund
On Friday the 16th of June the Clari Cares team is asking you all to take part in one HUGE dish assist.
Of course, our beautiful dish assist emblem comes in a sunny yellow colour - and on the 16th of June we’d like you all to wear yellow in honour of Wear Yellow Day - a day when the cystic fibrosis community wears yellow to raise awareness and money for what is an important cause.
Some of you may know that one of our own Clarians has a son with cystic fibrosis. Nicole’s son, Arlo, was diagnosed with CF at just under 4 weeks old and you can read below to find out more about their families journey with CF.
All we are asking you to do is wear something yellow on Friday, the 16th of June, and post a photo on a social network of your choice using the #wearyellowday and #yelfie. If you're feeling extra generous and wonderful then please donate to this campaign in BrightFunds.
Nicole and Arlo’s story:
Arlo was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just under 4 weeks old as it came up on one of his routine blood tests. We were immediately plunged into a routine of daily medication, physio and other treatments to keep Arlo healthy. Yet on the outside, he looked just like any other 1 month old baby boy. At the time - and now with nearly 3 years and 3 hospital stays under our belts - it has truly opened my eyes to the importance of the work that charities like the CF Trust and the CF Foundation do.
Not only do we value everything that these charities do to accelerate advancements in drug therapies and continued research to support the entire CF community, but they also help carers and those affected by CF to navigate the challenges the condition brings. As a family we juggle hospital appointments, pharmacy trips and much more - including becoming experts in giving medications, administering IVs, doing physio and acting as Arlo's nurse and dietician.
About Cystic Fibrosis:
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,800 people across the UK and over 70,000 people in the US.
It impacts the lungs and digestive system, and can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function.
As of today, there is no cure for cystic fibrosis - and whilst significant developments in drug therapies mean that there are many reasons to be optimistic, the condition still requires those affected by it to take daily medications and to adhere to a burdensome treatment schedule — and not everyone with CF is eligible for the drug therapies available that improve quality and length of life.
The CF Trust and CF Foundation are fighting for a brighter future for people with CF, and their families, by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care, and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.