The CF community gained a valuable ally in March 1985 when Mrs. Mila Mulroney became Chairperson, Cystic Fibrosis Canada. She served in that role until 1994. Since then, she has been Honorary Director. She also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Cystic Fibrosis Quebec.
Mrs. Mulroney's personal contribution to Cystic Fibrosis Canada has been enormous. She has encouraged Canadians to join the fight against cystic fibrosis and promoted the CF cause. She has personally met and inspired hundreds of individuals with cystic fibrosis and their families. Mrs. Mulroney also spearheaded some of Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s most successful fundraising events including
With Mrs. Mulroney's involvement and leadership, the annual Montreal Ball for Cystic Fibrosis has become an extremely successful social and fundraising event.
In 2001, Mrs. Mulroney participated in our celebration of the International Year of Volunteers at a gala awards dinner at Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg. The following year, she helped thank Canada's Kinsmen and Kinettes for Kin Canada's $30 million cumulative contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. She also brought a personal message of thanks to the Kin celebration dinner in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
During 2003-2004, Mrs. Mulroney helped build support for Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s ambitious, special research initiative known as Breathe (Basic Research and Therapy). It targets the basic defect in cystic fibrosis through development of novel therapeutic approaches.
In 2004, Mrs. Mulroney received an honorary degree from St. Francis Xavier University for her outstanding volunteerism, including her unwavering support for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Recently, in April 2010, Mrs. Mulroney was a special guest at Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 50 Years of Progress reception at the Rideau Club in Ottawa. Mrs. Mulroney presented a special toast to Cystic Fibrosis Canada for our 50th Anniversary.
Mrs. Mulroney is a constant source of hope and inspiration to children and adults with cystic fibrosis and their families. She remains committed to the Canadian CF community to help find a cure or control for this devastating disease.