Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus. This abnormal mucus leads to chronic and life-threatening lung infections and impairs digestion. Currently, there is no cure.Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-supported scientists, however, are writing a remarkable medical success story. They are quickly translating information from the laboratory β such as knowledge about the inner workings of CF cells β into promising new strategies for therapies. In fact, more clinical trials are underway on new CF drugs than ever before in our history.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has consistently been recognized as one of the top voluntary health organizations in the United States at efficiently using its money raised to invest in research/medical programs. According to SmartMoney, the magazine of The Wall Street Journal, the CF Foundation is a charity that βwonβt waste your money.β
By investing in the CF Foundation you are helping to fund the landmark research that will, one day, make a tremendous difference in the lives of those with the disease. With your help, we can give the children and adults with CF the quality of life and the future they deserve. Together, we are adding tomorrows every day.