We don't know yet how our health care might change, which leaves us with uncertainty -- a feeling our community knows all too well. We do, however, have something we can count on and that is the power of our collective voices. We are an incredibly strong group of individuals. Cystic fibrosis is insidious and yet we rise to the occasion every day to confront any challenge CF may bring. Rallying together for the good of the community is part of our DNA.
The CF Foundation was founded by a group of parents who wanted a better outcome for their children and all those with CF. As a community, we have followed their lead by coming together to advocate for our unique needs. We have raised millions of dollars that have allowed the Foundation to fund the science that has led to new treatments. We have joined together at chapter events across the country spreading a message of urgency and hope. This fall, hundreds of adults with CF came together at BreatheCon -- our first ever virtual conference for adults with CF. As a community, we have proven over and over that we are better together.
I have the honor of serving as a Trustee on the National Board of the Foundation. At our most recent board meeting, our first order of business was to talk about the possible changes in the health care landscape and what we can do as a Foundation to ensure that the needs of the CF community are heard loud and clear. Read more about that work here.
We have worked hand-in-hand for over 60 years to change the trajectory of this disease. I am grateful to all of you for how much we have accomplished together. And I have no doubt we are ready to represent the needs of our community to a new administration over the next four years.
Learn more about the Foundation's work to help ensure that any changes to health care reflect the unique needs of the CF community.