March on the Hill brings a mix of new and familiar faces to Capitol Hill every year. The connections and stories that our advocates share with their elected officials are making lasting impressions that impact the entire CF community. And as this event has grown, so too has the cystic fibrosis story.
One of the questions that we ask our representatives during the Foundation's signature advocacy event, March on the Hill, is to join the Congressional CF Caucus. Here is my story of what happened when I (accidently) asked a senator to join that caucus.
A few weeks ago, while contemplating the trip I was about to take to Washington D.C. to join my fellow advocates for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's tenth annual March on the Hill, I challenged myself to "think big." So I sat down in front of the computer and wrote a letter to the President of the United States.
Sometimes, being the “squeaky wheel” is the only way to make a positive change.
Lukas Daskas found something in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Teen Advocacy Day that he had been searching for his whole life: a sense of community and understanding by others who know what it's like watching a loved one battle cystic fibrosis.
Last month, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and I partnered to create the Cystic Fibrosis Caucus in the U.S. Senate. We are working toward a day when CF stands for “Cured Forever.”
Dana Handler, an intern with the Foundation's advocacy team, recounts her experience and explains her renewed confidence that we'll find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
A top priority for the next administration and Congress is health care reform. As an adult living with cystic fibrosis, I've been wondering what this will mean for me, our community and our ability to access high-quality, affordable care.
A mother worries that her son may lose access to crucial cystic fibrosis medication if proposed health care reforms are carried out.
As our country prepares for the transition to a new presidential administration and congressional session, the CF Foundation is hard at work to understand what the changes in our political leadership mean for people with cystic fibrosis. Our interest is in supporting you.