The number of Americans living with cystic fibrosis. A rare disease relative to other diseases, it is often overlooked by grant-seeking research and development organizations.
The year the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation–supported scientists discovered the defective gene that causes cystic fibrosis—a monumental breakthrough on the road to a cure.
The number of care centers the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports nationwide, where people with CF can receive expert care and access resources.
The median age of survival of a person with cystic fibrosis today.
The median age of survival of a person with cystic fibrosis in 1955, the year the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was started.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization. Nearly every cystic fibrosis drug available was made possible by the CF Foundation.
To learn more, visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Minnesota.