Break Out Your Tiaras! Princess Ball is March 12

Children are invited to bring their parents to this day of magic, fairy tales, and royal treatment in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada!

First created by volunteers in Red Deer, Alberta to support their local chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Winnipeg’s Princess Ball was born in 2014, and we are so excited the Princess Ball is back.

DETAILS: Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Fort Garry Hotel

Some of the exciting day-of entertainment:

  • kids’ crafts and activities
  • roaming princes and princesses
  • photobooth
  • music & dancing
  • light luncheon
  • rainbow auction

Join us for a fun, fantasy afternoon  – purchase tickets Princess Ball Tickets

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. At present, there is no cure.

CF causes various effects on the body, but mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. The degree of CF 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.

Typical complications caused by cystic fibrosis are:

  • Difficulty digesting fats and proteins
  • Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies because of inability to absorb nutrients
  • Progressive lung damage from chronic infections and aberrant inflammation
  • CF related diabetes
  • Sinus infections

It is estimated that one in every 3,600 children born in Canada has CF. More than 4,100 Canadian children, adolescents, and adults with cystic fibrosis attend specialized CF clinics.

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