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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.

Founded in 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation was started by parents desperate to save their children’s lives. Their relentless and impassioned determination to prolong life has resulted in tremendous strides, and this year we celebrate 65 years of  accelerating innovative research and drug development, as well as advancing care and advocacy.

While people with CF are living longer than in the past, we still lose precious lives every day.

There are now four FDA-approved therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF and more than 25 potential new medications in the CF research pipelines. Yet, we are not done. Not everyone can benefit from current therapies, so we are committed to exploring all science that has real potential to deliver a cure. We know that no pace is fast enough when you or your loved one are living with the challenges of CF. Advances in new gene-based technologies represent an unprecedented opportunity to end CF as we know it. This will take many years and sustained investment. That’s why community support remains vital.

Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found.
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