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  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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Mission Statement

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.

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Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening rare, genetic disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, and other major organs. Virtually every approved CF drug therapy available today was made possible because of the Foundation's support. In the 1950s, children born with CF seldom lived to attend kindergarten. Today, thanks to wise investments by the Foundation in CF research and care, the median predicted age of survival is now in the 30s and 40s. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making great strides towards finding a cure for this disease and improving the quality of life for those born with CF.

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