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.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects more than 30,000 people in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. Although CF is a rare disease, more than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene.
The CF Foundation accredits and helps fund 135 care centers, including 7 programs across Tennessee. These centers are staffed with highly trained multidisciplinary teams who partner with patients and families to apply the latest medical evidence and established guidelines to provide comprehensive care, including mental health support.
The CF Foundation works to support our community through our free personalized, one-on-one service that provides people living with cystic fibrosis, their families, and their care teams with a partner in dealing with financial, legal, insurance, and other challenges related to life with CF. Additionally, the foundation supports several community programs.
Real progress has been made, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There is more critical work to be done to improve the health and extend the lives of those with CF and to reach our ultimate goal of a cure for all people with CF.
All funds received benefit the mission of the CF Foundation.