There are over 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them - will you join us?
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking and donating today, we are helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF. Support us by making a donation to our Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Lisa was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 2. At that time there were very limited treatments available. Since that time, many new treatments have been developed, which have significantly affected the life expectancy and quality of life for people living with CF. These results are due largely to the collaborative efforts of the CF Foundation, innovative biotechnology companies and the Therapeutics Development Network (TDN), created by the CFF. Lisa is now 29 years old and has been fortunate to be able to receive and benefit from many of these new treatments. However, the future development of new treatments, and ultimately a cure for CF, is critically dependent on continued research funding from the CFF. And your support is what makes this possible.
Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to our Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. We won't stop until we make CF stand for "Cure Found" for everyone living with CF. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
You can read more of Lisa's personal CF story in her Blog Post ("Hiding my CF...") published April 2019 on the national CFF.org site.
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled 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 inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.