According to the Cure4CF Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is “the most common life limiting inherited disease” in the developed world. Affecting the respiratory and digestive systems, there is currently no cure. But we are getting closer and closer: some research is only 5 years away from human clinical trials.
Lack of funding often holds back medical research. Fortunately for medical research, there are people like Emmah Evans. Emmah is a mother, motivational speaker, mentor, model, author, tv personality, blogger and Ambassador for the Cure4CF Foundation. On Sunday she organised a High Tea at the Intercontinental Adelaide to raise money for the Cure4CF Foundation.
Hosted by Channel 10’s, Rebecca Morse, the event featured a high tea, silent auction, raffles, and live entertainment by Sarah Lloyde and Jesse Sciancalepore. It was a pleasant afternoon filled with great food and inspirational stories from Emmah about the people in her life and living with chronic illness. Emmah was lovable and inspiring; her passion and determination is sure to have raised a considerable amount of money and awareness for this devastating disease.
While the high tea is over for now, it was highly successful. Emmah originally only expected to host an event for 100 people, but it eventually grew to accommodate over 300. The success has inspired Emmah to make this an annual event, so be sure to keep an eye out for it next year because it’s for a great cause. As Emmah often says: the life expectancy of those with CF is only the late 30’s, but “why should having CF give me an expiry date?”