What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 people in the United States alone, making it one of our most common life-shortening inherited diseases. CF causes mucus to build up and clog some of the organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas. In 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend grade school. 

Today, thanks to continued foundation-supported research and specialized care, the median predicted age of survival is almost forty years…and these tremendous advances have been accomplished despite CF’s classification as an Orphan Disease; a disease that affects a small population.

Progress In The Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

We’re making so much progress in the fight against cystic fibrosis. In fact, many say it’s the best story in medicine today. This is due in large part to the work of the Foundation and the amazing CF community. We helped discover the gene that causes CF, created a state-of-the-art model for CF care, and have funded groundbreaking research. Nearly every drug to treat CF that is available today was made possible because of the Foundation’s support. But we’re not done. We are working every day to build on this incredible momentum, and we won’t stop until there is a cure for every person with CF.

Despite tremendous progress, we are not yet done.

We have extended life spans considerably but many people with CF still die at a young age, even as children.  To reach our goals – We need your support now as much as ever before.

There are so many ways you can help: 

  • Volunteering 
  • Donating
  • Being an Advocate
  • Helping Raise Awareness

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 people in the United States alone, making it one of our most common life-shortening inherited diseases. CF causes mucus to build up and clog some of the organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas. In 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend grade school. 

Today, thanks to continued foundation-supported research and specialized care, the median predicted age of survival is almost forty years…and these tremendous advances have been accomplished despite CF’s classification as an Orphan Disease; a disease that affects a small population.

Progress In The Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

We’re making so much progress in the fight against cystic fibrosis. In fact, many say it’s the best story in medicine today. This is due in large part to the work of the Foundation and the amazing CF community. We helped discover the gene that causes CF, created a state-of-the-art model for CF care, and have funded groundbreaking research. Nearly every drug to treat CF that is available today was made possible because of the Foundation’s support. But we’re not done. We are working every day to build on this incredible momentum, and we won’t stop until there is a cure for every person with CF.

Despite tremendous progress, we are not yet done.

We have extended life spans considerably but many people with CF still die at a young age, even as children.  To reach our goals – We need your support now as much as ever before.

There are so many ways you can help: 

  • Volunteering 
  • Donating
  • Being an Advocate
  • Helping Raise Awareness
Bid Now on our Auction items