Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
The CF Foundation is driven by a dream that one day, not one person will lose a life, child, sibling, parent or friend to cystic fibrosis, and we are determined to succeed.
The CF Foundation funds more innovative, groundbreaking CF research than any other organization in the world.
The CF Foundation provides expert care for people with CF through our nationwide network of accredited care centers.
The CF Foundation helps people with cystic fibrosis and their families get the tools and support they need to lead healthy, productive lives, today.
A few decades ago, most people with CF didn’t live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with the disease are graduating from high school and college, pursuing careers, getting married and starting families of their own.
- More than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis (more than 70,000 worldwide).
- Approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year.
- More than 75% of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2.
- More than half of the CF population is age 18 or older
For more information about CF and the CF Foundation, visit the foundation’s website.