We have about 70 chapters and offices across the country that work diligently to raise funds and support our community in the search for a cure. They host events (including virtually and outdoors) and serve as a hub for the CF community. Get to know them!
Complications of cystic fibrosis affect everyone with the disease, regardless of their mutation. We are supporting research into CF complications, such as infections, inflammation, excessive mucus, and gastrointestinal issues, to develop better treatments and improve outcomes for people with CF.
Through our venture philanthropy model, we provide early stage funding to companies to develop breakthrough drugs for adults and children with cystic fibrosis.
Learn about our focus for 2020-2024 as we advance our path to a cure, meet emerging challenges in care, and explore new ways to partner with and support the CF community.
Learning that your child has cystic fibrosis can be overwhelming. You may feel sad, guilty, scared, or even angry, but you are not alone. We are here to help.
Parents of children with cystic fibrosis may be anxious about whether a school or day care can accommodate their child's special needs. Students with CF may worry about being different from their peers. As a teacher, you can provide reassurance to both parents and students by working with them and CF health care professionals to maximize your student's overall learning experience, while helping to maintain his or her health.
People with cystic fibrosis are prone to infections because of the thick, sticky mucus that clogs their airways. We are funding research to help fight these infections.