Learn about cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs, and how to treat and live with this chronic disease.
CF is a rare genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S. If you have CF or are considering testing for it, knowing about the role of genetics in CF can help you make informed decisions about your health care.
If you or your child has just been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, or your doctor has recommended testing for CF, you may have many questions.
Diagnosing CF is a multistep process. A complete diagnostic evaluation should include a newborn screening, a sweat chloride test, a genetic or carrier test, and a clinical evaluation at a CF Foundation-accredited care center.
Raising a child with cystic fibrosis can bring up many questions because CF affects many aspects of your child’s life. Here you’ll find resources to help you manage your child’s daily needs and find the best possible CF care.
Living with cystic fibrosis comes with many challenges, including medical, social, and financial. By learning more about how you can manage your disease every day, you can ultimately help find a balance between your busy lifestyle and your CF care.
People with CF are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. As an adult with CF, you may reach key milestones you might not have considered. Planning for these life events requires careful thought as you make decisions that may impact your life.
People with cystic fibrosis are living longer and more fulfilling lives, thanks in part to specialized CF care and a range of treatment options.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care centers provide expert care and specialized disease management to people living with cystic fibrosis.
We provide funding for and accredit more than 120 care centers and 53 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.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides standard care guidelines based on the latest research, medical evidence, and consultation with experts on best practices.
As a clinician, you’re critical in helping people with CF maintain their quality of life. We’re committed to helping you partner with patients and their families by providing resources you can use to improve and continue to provide high-quality care.
As part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's mission to help improve the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis, the PSDC initiative taps the CF community to inform key efforts to support the management of daily care.
Your cystic fibrosis care team includes a group of CF health care professionals who partner with you to provide specialized, comprehensive CF care.
Many people living with cystic fibrosis and their families face complicated issues related to getting the care they need. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Compass makes sure that no one has to do it alone.
CF Foundation Compass is a service that helps people with CF and their families with navigating insurance options, connecting to legal information and experts, finding available financial resources, and tackling other life issues.
CF care team members are paramount in providing highly specialized care to people living with CF. CF Foundation Compass can help by serving as a strategic ally for care teams, so team members can focus on their patients’ care.
CF Foundation Compass can help you navigate insurance, financial, legal, and other issues you are facing. Use this online form to start your conversation with a Compass case manager today.
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.
The CF Foundation offers a number of resources for learning about clinical trials and treatments that are being developed to improve the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Our understanding of CF continues to evolve as scientists study what causes the disease and how it affects the body. These insights drive the development of new and better treatments and bring us one step closer to a cure.
Researchers, supported by the CF Foundation, have made tremendous advances to improve the health and quality of life of people with CF. We are committed to providing the tools and resources you need to continuously build upon this work.
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Nebraska Chapter Annual Meeting
6:00 PM, February 6, 2020
Join the CF Foundation Nebraska Chapter as we review the accomplishments of 2019 and share the exciting things to come in 2020! We'll also be touching on the latest advances in cystic fibrosis research and sharing updates on our new efforts to support the CF community.
This event is free. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Casual attire.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-330-6164
Northwest Arkansas Wine Opener
6:00 PM, February 7, 2020
John Q. Hammons Center
The Northwest Arkansas Wine Opener has been named one of the top charity events in Northwest Arkansas! Enjoy sipping an array of great wines, tasting cuisine from NWA top restaurants and caterers, and perusing some of the best auction items found at any event in the state.
Milwaukee Wine Opener
6:00 PM, February 7, 2020
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Cheers to 16 Years - Raising funds, awareness and glasses to cure cystic fibrosis! Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for our annual Milwaukee Wine Opener on Friday, February 7, 2020, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The fun begins when corks pop at 6:00 PM!
Knoxville's Rising Stars
6:00 PM, February 8, 2020
The Press Room
Tennessee - Knoxville
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Knoxville Office is proud to continue the tradition of recognizing the brightest RISING STAR professionals in Knoxville. Our Rising Stars exemplify leadership qualities, are active in the community, and have the potential to greatly influence our business community throughout their careers.
Grand Chefs Experience
6:00 PM, February 8, 2020
The Field Museum
Greater Illinois - Chicago
Chicagoland's finest chefs team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to provide an evening filled with delectable and inspired culinary creations. This one-of-a-kind experience begins on the Upper Level of the historic Field Museum and features over 35 Chefs Tasting stations. Each station includes a signature hors d'oeuvre and the chance to grab a quick word with the mastermind behind it.
Kiss for a Cure
6:30 PM, February 8, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Texas Gulf Coast
Cocktails, Seated Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions and Dancing
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Suite 1100 N
Bethesda, MD 20814
800-344-4823 (toll free)
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