(Annual Event) One Dollar Museum Day at Clifton Hill Niagara Falls to Help Cystic Fibrosis Research

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Sunday, January 11th, 2015 is the 27th annual Dollar Day on Clifton Hill for Niagara residents.

City of Niagara Falls residents are encouraged to take part is this yearly event with participating attractions along Clifton Hill being only a loonie, with these funds going towards Cystic Fibrosis research.

Here is a list of the twelve (12) participating attractions for 2015:

**Please Note: Ripley’s Odditorium and the Ripley’s Moving Theatre will only be participating from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm this year due to a private function later in the day**

*Ripley’s Odditorium
*Ripley’s Moving Theatre
*Ghostblasters Dark Ride (located inside the Great Canadian Midway)
*Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars
*Crystal Caves Mirror Maze
*Guinness World Records Museum
*Rock Legends Wax Museum
*House of Frankenstein
*Mystery Maze (weather permitting only)
*Captain Jack’s Pirate Cove (Cannon Blasters and Time Freak)
*Upside Down House
*Journey 2: the Mysterious Island Chase over Atlantis Ride

For Nancy Clayton there couldn’t be an easier fundraiser than the $1 museum day. As the vice-president of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF)’s Niagara chapter, she’s been organizing the event for the past 23 years. It started with a need to fundraise funds for cystic fibrosis research but what it’s become is an annual community event that Niagara Falls residents not only participate in, it’s something they look forward to.

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited disease affecting young Canadians. The CCFF describes it as a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs leading to severe respiratory problems. The mucus and protein build-up in the digestive tract results in extreme difficulty in digesting and absorbing adequate nutrients from food.

The CCFF estimates that one in every 3,600 children born in Canada has cystic fibrosis. While there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, research has made great strides for those diagnosed. In the 1960s, a child diagnosed with the disease would have had a life expectancy of four years. Now in large part thanks to the research and clinics, those diagnosed with cystic fibrosis can expect to live to the age of 30 and beyond.

The research is funded by fundraising projects like the $1 museum days. That’s why Clayton said it’s been great to have such a successful event running here in Niagara Falls. The premise of the event is simple, said Clayton, and it’s the support from both the community and the local businesses that makes running the event such a breeze for her.

(This annual event usually takes place on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of January every year. Above participating attractions are subject to change every year.)

Participating local tourist attractions will open their doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at $1 per person, per attraction on Sunday to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research.

To visit the attractions, proof of Niagara Falls, Ont., residence must be shown, and adults must accompany children under 12. All proceeds will fund cystic fibrosis research. For more information, call Clayton at 905-354-7170.

(This story is brought to you courtesy of Niagara Falls Review)