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Our Mission

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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    Explore Career Opportunities

    Are you searching for a new career? You should consider joining the team that’s adding tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Search our current openings to find the right fit for you.

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    Our History

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

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    CF Foundation Venture Philanthropy 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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    Research Milestones

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure, funding promising research and working to provide access to quality, specialized care and treatments for people with CF. Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of the Foundation's support. 

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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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    Find a Local Chapter

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

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    Find a CF Care Center

    We provide funding for and accredit more than 120 cystic fibrosis care centers 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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    Telling the CF Foundation Story

    The CF Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and it is important to know how to quickly and clearly tell the story of our success.

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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 of this site.

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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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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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