Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
About Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is a voluntary, non-profit organization. Its mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. CF is a genetic disease affecting approximately 40,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. Established in 1955 and consisting of chapters and branch offices throughout the United States, the CF Foundation funds its own network of CF research centers at leading universities and medical schools.