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The Peterborough Petes are proud to continue “Saves for CF”, a community initiative sponsored by GM Financial and John Newman Contracting, that benefits Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

GM Financial and John Newman Contracting will donate $1 each for every save made by Petes goaltenders during the 2019-20 season to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Other local organizations have also joined the cause and have made donations along with those made by GM Financial and John Newman Contracting. So far in the 2019-20 season, Petes goalies have made a combined 1,337 saves, raising $2,674 towards the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. CF is a multi-system disease, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects of the disease are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes increasingly severe respiratory problems. It may be difficult to clear bacteria from the lungs, leading to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage delicate lung tissue.

Mucus and protein also build up in the digestive tract making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. Large quantities of digestive enzymes (average of 20 pills a day) must be consumed with every meal and snack. As improved therapies have helped to address the malnutrition issues, virtually all cystic fibrosis-related deaths are due to lung disease.