With the average age of death under 30 years old, cystic fibrosis is a cruel disease which causes horrible symptoms for children and young people worldwide. It is the most common genetically inherited disease in western populations with over 2.5 million people in the UK carrying the gene that causes it.
The University of Aberdeen is making huge advances with its cystic fibrosis research and you can help.
Support Chloe's Fund
After losing their daughter Chloe to cystic fibrosis, Professor Tom Baxter and his wife Grace wanted to support the research being undertaken at the University of Aberdeen. With the help of Chloe's consultant, Professor Graham Devereux, they established Chloe's Fund in memory of their daughter.
In 2015, Chloe’s Fund enabled the University to recruit a PhD student, Shan Brunel, to undertake research in cystic fibrosis. Following this, Chloe’s Fund then supported a second PhD student, Alex Currie, to continue research in this area. Alex is currently working alongside supervisors Professor Heather Wilson and Dr Adilia Warris to investigate how fungal infections, including aspergillus fumigatus, affect people with cystic fibrosis.
Your support of Chloe's Fund is essential to improve the treatment of cystic fibrosis and ultimately to help find a cure for this cruel disease. Click the 'Donate Now' button left to give today.