As we look forward to 2018, our President and CEO, Preston W. Campbell, III, M.D., shares a special holiday message to the cystic fibrosis community.
The top 10 most-read blog posts of 2016 cover a range of topics and demonstrate the diversity of the cystic fibrosis community.
As I join the Foundation as chief operating officer, I look forward to taking the time to hear as many community voices as I can, to learn from all you have done and to engage to help do my part.
Today I am proud to introduce More Than CF. Your struggles, your achievements, your routines and the small surprises of your every day breathe life into the Foundation's work. You can get involved by sharing your experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by searching #morethanCF.
Many individuals and organizations are out there serving people with CF and their families in their daily lives. Through the new Impact Grant program, the Foundation will fund individuals or organizations who have a program or project that benefits the community.
With the opportunity to broaden our scope, we are opening up everything we do to people living with CF -- and we want to hear from you.
For three years, the Adult Advisory Council has been leading the way in helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation reach out to adults with CF. Our work as a council led to the formation of the Community Partnerships department at the Foundation and a formalized Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program, which is being piloted in 12 CF care centers, with more to come.
When we set out to create the Foundation's new website, there was a lot we wanted to accomplish. Our goal was a modern, visually compelling CFF.org that provides more helpful information for the millions of people who visit each year. But we wanted to do something much more, too.
When my 8-year-old daughter with CF found out that the disease is potentially fatal, I was grateful for her optimistic views on life and death. But deep down, I was saddened with the thought of a cure being so far away that I wouldn't be around to see it. Today, my fears have dwindled.
As we reflect on 2016, we are so thankful to our friends around the country, dedicated researchers, care center professionals, volunteers and, most of all, those of you living with CF.