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About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Learn more about the CF Foundation including who we are, what we do, and our impact on cystic fibrosis.

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    Media Center

    Through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's efforts, the life expectancy of people with cystic fibrosis has doubled in the past 30 years and research to find a cure is more promising than ever. 

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    Annual Reports and Financials

    Our annual report provides an in-depth look at what we've achieved over the last year in the fight against CF, including our accomplishments in research, care, advocacy and fundraising to fuel our lifesaving mission.

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    Join the Team That's Adding Tomorrows

    Explore career opportunities and work with a team that is leading the world in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.

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    Our History

    Read about the CF Foundation's incredible history dedicated to the efforts of finding a cure to cystic fibrosis, and strides made since its establishment in 1955.

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    The 65 Roses Story

    "65 Roses" is what some children with cystic fibrosis call their disease. Learn the story of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation volunteer Mary G. Weiss and how the story of 65 Roses began.

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    Strategic Plan Report

    In November 2012, the CF community launched the most comprehensive strategic planning initiative in the Foundation's history. The 2014 - 2018 Strategic Plan Report, Our Commitment to a Cure, discusses this initiative in detail, describes the Foundation's updated mission and identifies six new and immediate priorities.

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    Foundation Leadership

    The people who lead the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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    Board of Trustees

    The governing body of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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    Governance and Policies

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds itself accountable to its donors, volunteers, people with CF and their families, and the public. Read about our governance and policies.

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    Contact Us

    We want to hear from you. Learn all the ways you can connect with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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    Attendance Policy for CF Foundation Events

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has an attendance policy for all Foundation events, meetings and offices that is meant to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading dangerous germs.

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    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would like to recognize and thank the many contributors who have informed the content for this site.

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More About the Foundation

  1. Our Research Approach

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

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    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Drug Development Model

    Through its venture philanthropy model, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides early stage funding to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop breakthrough drugs for cystic fibrosis.

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  3. Find a Local Chapter

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has 70 chapters and branch offices across the country that work diligently to raise funds to help support the search for a cure.

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  4. Find A CF Care Center

    We provide funding for and accredit more than 110 CF care centers and 55 affiliate programs nationwide. The high quality of specialized care available throughout the care center network has led to the improved length and quality of life for people with CF.

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Find Events Near You

With more than 70 chapters and offices across the country, it’s easy to find and join a local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapter near you.

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