CF Awareness Month

Every May, the cystic fibrosis community comes together for CF Awareness Month. The theme of this year’s CF Awareness Month is, “More Than a Lung Disease." The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has shareable resources to help you tell your story on social media this month and any time of year — no matter what your connection to CF is.

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Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes long-lasting lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. However, CF is more than a lung disease — the type of symptoms and how severe they are can differ widely from person to person. Many different factors can affect a person’s health, including your age when you are diagnosed and your specific CF mutations. 

By sharing your experiences with cystic fibrosis, you can educate others about the realities of life with a chronic illness.

During CF Awareness Month, the community comes together to help others learn about the disease, share personal stories, and unite behind our mission: finding a cure for all people with CF.

It’s easy to get involved. Tell your CF story on social media using the hashtag #CFAwarenessMonth. You can share how cystic fibrosis affects your mental health, your family planning journey, what your treatment routine looks like, and so much more.

Follow along as we share your stories Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all month long.

What You Can Do

Facebook Cover Photos

Right-click to save a cover photo for Facebook and add it to your profile.

This purple graphic says, "May Is CF Awareness Month. I am a CF Fighter."

 

This purple graphic says, "May Is CF Awareness Month. One dream: A cure for cystic fibrosis."

 

This purple graphic says, "May Is CF Awareness Month. I love someone with cystic fibrosis."

 

This purple graphic says, "May Is CF Awareness Month. More than a lung disease."

Virtual Backgrounds

Right-click to save a virtual background for use on your next video call. 

This is a virtual background for use on your next video call. The background is purple with "May is CF Awareness Month" in small, yellow letters in the top left corner and the Foundation's logo in the top right corner.

 

This is a virtual background for use on your next video call. The background is purple with "May is CF Awareness Month" in small, yellow letters in the top left corner and the Foundation's logo in the bottom left corner. Going down the left side are small, circular icons of different body organs that are affected by CF.

Shareable CF Facts

About 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease. CF can affect people of every racial and ethnic group. #CFAwarenessMonth (Click to Tweet)

Today, because of improved medical treatments and care, more than half of people with cystic fibrosis are 18 and older. Many people with CF can expect to live healthy, fulfilling lives into their 30s, 40s, and beyond. #CFAwarenessMonth (Click to Tweet)

Approximately 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year. #CFAwarenessMonth (Click to Tweet)

CF Community Blog

Share posts from the CF Community Blog on social media.

•    Why CF is More Than a Lung Disease
•    Adjusting to Life With CFRD
•    34 and Living With Colon Cancer
•    What I Wish I Knew When I Was Pregnant With CF
•    My Son’s Feeding Therapy Journey

Visit the CF Community Blog to read more posts.

Share a Video: Azer Russell's Cystic Fibrosis and GI Story

Diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis, Azer Russell, a teenager with cystic fibrosis, grew up experiencing gastrointestinal issues from reflux to dehydration. In this video, Azer and his mom, Lydia, open up about how they worked with Azer’s CF care team to better manage his GI symptoms.
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