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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 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.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
2302 Parklake Drive Northeast
Atlanta, Ga 30345
Phone: 404.325.6973 Email: georgia@cff.org

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has unrestricted financial reserves of about 12 times its budgeted annual expenses, following a one-time royalty sale in 2014. These funds, along with the public’s continuing support, are needed to help accelerate our efforts to pursue a lifelong cure for this fatal disease, develop lifesaving new therapies and help all people with CF live full, productive lives. To request a copy of our Strategic Plan, email info@cff.org or call 800 FIGHT-CF.

    Important Note on Attendance at Foundation Events: To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event.

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