Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company Giving Back To The Community
The Heilig-Meyers promise to the thousands of families who live with Cystic fibrosis is that we will be with them until a cure is found.
Heilig-Meyers is proud to have supported the life-saving and life-extending work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) since 1985. The Foundation, founded in 1955, leads the effort to find a cure for the most common, fatal, genetic disease in the United States – cystic fibrosis. Our support for CFF has involved hundreds of our associates and their families, reminding all of us how much we can accomplish when people work together. Heilig-Meyers’ commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has resulted in over $9 million for the cause.
Approximately 1,000 children are diagnosed with the disease every year. Cystic fibrosis affects the digestive and respiratory systems, causing the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus. This obstructs the pancreas, preventing normal food digestion, and clogs the lungs leading to fatal infections.
Scientific discoveries put us closer than ever to finding a cure, thanks to the Foundation. Life expectancy for CF victims has increased from 12 to 30 years over the past two decades. In a 1989 landmark discovery, scientists supported by the CFF identified the gene that causes the disease. This has led to gene research breakthroughs that one day will lead to a cure.
We thank you for taking time to learn about this deadly, yet little-known disease and encourage you to learn more by contacting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 1-800-FIGHT-CF, or visiting their web site at http://www.cff.org.