Conquer Cystic Fibrosis (CCF) is a completely volunteer based, not for profit organisation, that relies
completely on the generosity of our family, friends and generous individuals and corporate sponsors to achieve
our fundraising goals.
In 2015 the total profit raised at our Grand Ball and associated events was $252,992.65.
Since our first ball in 2002, CCF has now raised $2,146,653.28 (profit).
All the money we raise is donated to research and services. Our primary beneficiaries have been the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT) and Cystic Fibrosis WA. In December 2015 CCF partnered with the Institute of Respiratory Health to develop the "Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Research Program".
CCF has committed $1M in funding over the next five years to fund three new postgraduate PhD Scholarships. These scholarships will foster careers in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research and improve the lives of all people living with CF. The three scholarships are as follows:
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Advanced Clinical PhD Scholarship
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Allied Health Professional PhD Scholarship
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Scientist PhD Scholarship
Successful applicants will join the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Multi-Disciplinary Team of medical and allied health professionals. This team has a strong and unique research platform of both clinical and laboratory research across multiple disciplines. The successful scholarship recipients will be up-skilled in the area of CF for the next 3 years to ensure they are experienced, qualified and highly skilled. They will become an integral part of the hospital’s CF team on completion of their training.
Our fundraising is also supporting an important research study coming out of the University of Wollongong with conferring institutions, the University of NSW and Nanyang Technological University. This research will explore multi-action antibiotics to treat chronic biofilm infections. The ACFRT have agreed to fund this project over three years up to $588,687.00.
Everyone at CCF is thrilled that the money we have raised is being used to contribute to
these very important research projects. The efforts of all the volunteers at CCF make these advances in research and treatment for all people with CF possible.
On the 15th May 2014 we were thrilled to be named the 2014 Western Australian Community Volunteer of the Year at the Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards gala dinner. This award is fabulous recognition of our organisation, the work we do and the tireless efforts of all the volunteers associated with us.
We sincerely thank Volunteering WA, The RAC, The West Australian, The McCusker Charitable Foundation and all the people and sponsors who make the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards possible, but most of all, we would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers from the bottom of our collective hearts.