Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is a nonprofit donor-supported organization and is the world's leader in search for a cure, funding life-saving research and drug development and working to provide access to high quality, specialized care and effective treatments for people with cystic fibrosis (CF).  The mission of the CF Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to live full, productive lives.

Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school.  Today, because of the Foundation-supported research and care, the medium survival age of people with CF is about 40. More people with CF than ever before are now grappling with the challenges of adulthood, careers and relationships, in addition to managing the significant daily burdens of living with this disease.

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. It also makes it difficult for people to digest their food and absorb vital nutrients in the pancreas. Real progress towards a cure has been made, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short.

The CF Foundation is aggressively pursuing innovative research to ensure people with CF benefit from the latest research and technology as quickly as possible. Because the CF Foundation receives no federal funding, we depend on the generosity of donors to support our lifesaving mission.

There is much more work to be done to extend and improve the lives of those with CF and to reach our ultimate goal: a cure!  Thank you for your support!!