| Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK's most common,
life-threatening inherited diseases that affects over 8,500 babies, children and young adults in the UK.
Over two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis - around 1 in 25 of the population.
If two carriers have a child, each baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and disgestive system by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food.
Each week five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK and sadly, three young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis; 90% due to lung failure.
Around half of the CF population can expect to live over 38 years, although improvements in treatments mean a baby born today could expect to live longer.
There is presently no cure.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK's only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis.
We provide information, advice and support to people with CF and their families.
We fund gene therapy research to add a healthy copy of the faulty gene to the lung. This is currently in clinical trials and if successful, has the potential to prevent 90% of premature deaths caused by Cystic Fibrosis lung damage.
Through taking part in the Cardiff Bay 5, or taking part in any of our events, you will help us to see off CF.
Thank you for your support.