Roughly 30,000 children and adults in the United States have cystic fibrosis, and 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Help us add the best possible tomorrows for those living with cystic fibrosis by taking action and spreading the word about CF.
Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to help fight CF.
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, co-workers and colleagues to come together in support of a worthy cause. Register today.
Advocacy is just one way you can make a difference for people with CF.
Our Advocacy Toolkit has lots of resources designed to help you effect change.
Not sure where to start? Sign up for advocacy alerts, get tips for meeting with your elected officials, or send pre-written messages to your representatives.
Want to learn more about CF? We've got lots of great resources to get you started.
Review CF basics, from symptoms of CF to key statistics.
Get answers to FAQs such as "How is CF diagnosed?" and "What CF treatments or therapies are available?"
Learn about testing for CF, including the sweat test and newborn screening.
Read about people like Blake Leyers, Bill Elder Jr. and Hayden Siler who are making a difference in the lives of people with CF.
Love social media? So do we. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to stay up-to-date on the latest CF news and to connect with other CF fighters.
The resources below can help you raise awareness on your own social media pages.
Use one of our pre-written tweets to spread the word on Twitter:
- Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs & makes it hard to breathe. (Click to Tweet)
- Nearly every #cysticfibrosis drug available today was made possible because of @CF_Foundation support. (Click to Tweet)
- #CysticFibrosis affects approx. 30,000 children & adults in the US & 70,000 people worldwide. (Click to Tweet)
Watch and share one of our recent videos, about a day in the life of an adult with CF, in our new “Living Today, Adding Tomorrows series.” To share the video, just copy and paste the following link onto your website, blog, or Facebook wall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQAte-WDPQo
Visit our YouTube channel to watch more Foundation videos.
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