Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life shortening genetic condition in Australia.
Trampolining is one of the few recommended physical therapies for people with cystic fibrosis that is actually fun. It enhances their cardiopulmonary performance, encourages sputum production and improves general well-being.
Through Cystic Fibrosis Queensland’s Bounce 2 Breathe program, trampolining can raise funds and awareness for people living with cystic fibrosis.
People living with cystic fibrosis can spend the equivalent of four months of full-time work each year receiving treatment. They take up to 80 pills a day, undergo tough physiotherapy regimes, are admitted to hospital several times a year and constantly cope with debilitating lung and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Every four days, a child is born with cystic fibrosis. There are over one million carriers in Australia alone and most people are not even aware that they carry this life shortening genetic condition.
Cystic fibrosis is a degenerative condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. The treatment for cystic fibrosis is lifelong, ongoing and relentless.
The average life expectancy of a person born with cystic fibrosis today is less than 38 years old.
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation. We support an increasing number of people with CF and their families, through practical support and educational programs. In conjunction with other CF state and territory organisations, as well as Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland advocates for those with CF, for research and clinical improvement programs.
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is collaborating with Flipside Circus, a not-for-profit community organisation and Queensland’s largest youth circus company, to bring a range of bounce challenges to raise awareness and funds for Queenslanders living with cystic fibrosis.
Flipside Circus has extensive experience delivering social circus programs right across Queensland. They have worked regularly in indigenous communities (including long running residencies in Central Queensland), with refugee children and their families, with young people at risk, isolated and remote communities, as well as with people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Qualified trainers and accredited riggers will make up the Bounce 2 Breathe activation team, supported with public liability insurance, healthy lifestyle education, ten trampolines and a huge range of prizes and advanced