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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New Jersey CF Climb 2020
11:00 AM, August 15, 2020
Greater New Jersey
Climb to Cure CF! CF Climb is a challenging and unique fitness event where participants climb the flights of stairs in a tall building or around stadiums in a test of endurance and time.
DFW CF Climb 2020
9:00 AM, August 15, 2020
TBD, Arlington TX
Northeast Texas - Ft. Worth
CF Climb is a challenging and unique fitness event where participants climb the flights of stairs in a tall building or around stadiums in a test of endurance and time.
Seattle CF Climb 2020
Anytime, September 1, 2020
How do I participate?
Register to Participate Virtually. Help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. Create your own at-home event by hopping on your bike, going for a hike, dancing with your family or any other activity that brings you joy! Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all participate together, even though this year we will have to be apart. We are excited to showcase the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.
Houston CF Climb 2020
9:00 AM, September 26, 2020
BBVA Compass Stadium
Texas Gulf Coast
CF Climb is a challenging and unique fitness event where participants climb the flights of stairs in a tall building or around stadiums in a test of endurance and time. Whether climbing to improve timing or to simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the day with co-workers, friends or family while “Adding Tomorrows” for people with cystic fibrosis.
Philadelphia CF Climb 2020
9:45 AM, October 17, 2020
Lincoln Financial Field
Delaware Valley - Philadelphia
Join us for the 33rd Annual CF Climb at Lincoln Financial Field. Participants will have the opportunity to conquer over 1,800 stairs, either for fun, or competitively in our Timed Climb category.
Chicago CF Climb 2020 - Virtual Event
11:00 AM, October 17, 2020
Greater Illinois - Chicago
Join us on Saturday, October 17th as we virtually climb together! Going virtual this year means that we are fortunate to host our CF Climb all over the world.
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