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Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Kin Canada is a proud national partner of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Each year Kinsmen and Kinettes host a variety of fundraising and awareness-building activities in support of the battle against cystic fibrosis. Since 1964, Kin members have raised more than $40 million for cystic fibrosis research and patient care.  

The committed partnership between Kinsmen, Kinettes and Canadians with cystic fibrosis began in 1963 with a conversation between Dr. Douglas Crozier, then director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children, and Kinsman Bill Skelly.

During this chance meeting, Dr. Crozier spoke to Bill about his young patients with cystic fibrosis. This conversation left Bill interested in joining the fight against cystic fibrosis and he invited Dr. Crozier to speak to the North York Kinsmen Club. Almost immediately, the North York Kinsmen enthusiastically backed the cause. Before long, involvement spread nationwide and in 1987, Kin Canada formally adopted the fight against cystic fibrosis as a National Service Project.

Kin Canada and Cystic Fibrosis Canada have shared in many exciting accomplishments, including the discovery of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis in 1989. This discovery would not have been possible without the tremendous help of Kin across the nation.

The Kinette Club of Lloydminster proudly hosts the Kinette's Glow Run annually, in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. This project began as Amie's Run, and it honours the life of Kinette Member Amie Gray-Carroll who passed away due to Cystic Fibrosis in August, 2013.