April 2000

Hello !

How time flies !, The 4th. season of our activities was opened just last November 1999 and after 5 successful months we can declare once again that - we did it!

During the 5 month of the last season, 7 groups of almost 100 CF patient visited us and enjoyed their stay at our center at the Dead Sea.

To all those who visited us we would like to say - it was a pleasure to host you!

As we informed you in the past, we are pleased to report that in most cases whether through subjective and/or objective evidence, there were improvements in lung functions, well being and quality of life of the patients.
We have improved some lessons from the past and have implemented it very quickly. A new sport teacher joined us recently and the last group took part in a video film we photographed to enable us to present our activities in this magnificent area - the Dead Sea - on several occasions like CF Congress, CF Days etc.

We have been very busy in continuing the researches we began, but we also collected new date regarding the quality of life of CF patients, and the influence of the climate at the Dead sea area, regarding the microbes that CF patient are carrying.

Our program for the next months includes participating in the XIIIth. International CF Conference in Shtocholm Sweden in June 2000 and to visit and meet as many friends and Associations in Europe as possible to tell them more about the legend called the "Dead Sea".

"Johannes geht es so gut wie schon Lange nicht mehr.
Lungenfunktion ist noch besser geworden... "
("it never was so good to Johannes. His lung function are even better..."

informed Johannes' mother, one month after staying at the CF Center)

Benjamin Pinkas & the CF Center Staff

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The CF Center

86930 Ein-Bokek Dead Sea, Tel/Fax 972-8-6520256
Main office 16 Shaar-Hagai St, 34554 Haifa, Tel/Fax 972-4-8243102