For the 10th consecutive year McFarlan Rowlands is proudly sponsoring the 3 on 3 Face Off Against CF Road Hockey Tournament. This annual event has raised more than $86,000 for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help fund research and to support families that are afflicted with this terrible disease.
Every September teams from all over Ontario meet to compete in either competitive or recreational divisions. Register for this great event at http://roadhockeylondon.ca/registration2012.htm and help them reach their $100,000 goal!
Cystic fibrosis affects the lungs and the digestive system and is the most common, fatal, genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. In the digestive tract, CF blocks the absorption of adequate nutrients from food. In the lungs, the effects of the disease are most devastating; and with time, respiratory problems become increasingly severe. Ultimately, most CF deaths are due to lung disease. Just thirty years ago, most children born with CF in Canada died before their fifth birthday. Today, thanks to the medical advances and research done right here in Canada, many are surviving into their thirties and beyond.