May is CF Awarness Month

May is CF Awareness Month!

The cystic fibrosis community is resilient. This month, help raise CF awareness by sharing your unique experiences and stories.

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Getting started What is CF?

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs.

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New to CF? Just diagnosed?

Have you or your child just been diagnosed with CF? We know it can feel hard to know where to start, so we've collected a few key items to help you. We welcome you to this amazing community.

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We are in a relentless pursuit of a cure

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for CF and supports a broad range of research initiatives to tackle the disease from all angles.

Research we fund Adding tomorrows

The CF Foundation is the world's leader in the fight against CF, and our scientific portfolio reflects our drive to provide effective treatments and — one day — a cure to every individual with this disease.

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Path to a Cure Leading the fight

The journey to end CF isn't a straight line. It's an evolving map with many paths and unique challenges. It requires an ambitious research agenda to accelerate treatments and drug development for the underlying cause of the disease, and ultimately deliver a cure.

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Latest news
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Caring for yourself or someone you love

People with CF are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. There will be challenges — but specialized care, a range of treatment options, and taking proper precautions can help you ultimately find a balance between CF and your life.

Managing CF Find Support


You're among an amazing community of people
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CF Related Health Conditions  |  Emotional Wellness Living in the In-Between
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Zanny Merullo Steffgen
April 18, 2024  |  6 min read
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