May 1, 2014
In honor of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, people all across the country will spread awareness about the disease and encourage others to support the mission to find a cure this May.
Approximately 30,000 Americans have cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas, and more than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene.
To help raise awareness and funds for CF, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its signature Great Strides walk in cities across the U.S., with hundreds of walks taking place May 17-18.
“We have made real progress in the search for a cure, but we still lose precious lives to this disease every day,” said CF Foundation president and CEO, Robert J. Beall, Ph.D. “That’s why it’s so important for everyone who cares to step forward and join us in the fight against CF this month – and all year round.”
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure, and funds more CF research than any other organization. Virtually every CF drug available today was made possible because of the Foundation’s support and its ongoing work with researchers and the pharmaceutical industry to find a cure.
There are a number of fun and easy ways to get involved in spreading CF awareness this month.
Learn how you can raise awareness about CF.