The fight to cure cystic fibrosis is ongoing, and we need your help more than ever. CF is a disease that attacks the lungs and digestive system, and you can help fight it while still keeping a social distance!
On Friday, June 5, 2020, at 5 p.m. join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for “Together: Celebrating 65 Years,” a special 65 Roses Day event to commemorate the Foundation’s 65th anniversary.
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The CF Foundation continues to lead the way in innovative research and drug development, promoting high-quality, individualized care, and helping people with CF live better today. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the Foundation and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing their dreams.
While we have come so far, we still have so much work to do. The lives of people with this disease are still cut far too short.
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we take steps to find a cure. We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. Let’s keep making Great Strides until we have a cure.
The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease. Until it’s done.
About The 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.
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
No effective treatments for cystic fibrosis existed 50 years ago and little was known about the disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation maintains a robust pipeline of therapies (currently over 50 in the pipeline) that target CF from every angle, including the root cause of the disease.
Although there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short.
More than half of the cystic fibrosis population is over the age of 18.
The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Today, many people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s, and beyond!
Many cystic fibrosis patients and families face complicated issues related to getting the care they need. But CF Foundation Compass makes sure that no one has to do it alone. Compass is a personalized service to help with the insurance, financial, legal, and other issues CF patients and their families face.