List of cystic fibrosis organizations

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The following organizations assist people with or do research into cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease affecting the lungs and digestive system, causing progressive disability and often early death.

Australia[edit]

  • Cystic Fibrosis Australia[1] (CFA), an Australian national organization aimed at raising awareness and education of cystic fibrosis through advocacy and research

Europe[edit]

www.build4life.net Build4Life/Cystic Fibrosis is a voluntary Irish Cystic Fibrosis charity that raises funds to develop CF facilities.

North America[edit]

  • CysticLife.org[2] (CL) A positive social network for the CF community where members can post blogs, ask questions, maintain a profile, contact others and search members by age, location, gender and relation to CF. It is created by the CF community for the CF community.
  • Blooming Rose Foundation[3] is a US-based organization that offers support and social services to families with a new diagnosis of CF.
  • Breathe 4 Tomorrow Foundation (B4TF), a US-based organization focused on making life easier one breath at a time for people with CF through assistive services, awareness and research B4TF
  • Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. [4] (CFRI), a US-based nonprofit organization founded in 1975 that funds CF research, offers innovative educational programs and provides support to those with CF, their families and caregivers.
  • Cystic-L,[5] Cystic-L is both a Listserv and a website dedicated to the exchange of information and support specific to cystic fibrosis. Operating since 1994, Cystic-L serves people with CF and those who share their lives: medical professionals, scientists, researchers, parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, friends and significant others.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada [5] (CCFF), a Canada-wide health charity, which funds cystic fibrosis research and care.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), a US non-profit providing the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation[6] CFLF seeks to create therapies that engage adolescents and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis as active agents in their healthcare physically, psychologically and spiritually, thereby enabling attitudes and lifestyles that create stronger and longer lives for themselves. Founded by Brian Callanan.
  • Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation,[7] a US-based network of information and support for people with CF and their families
  • Boomer Esiason Foundation, a US-based organization supporting research aimed at finding a cure for cystic fibrosis as well providing education and raising quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis, named after Boomer Esiason, a former NFL quarterback, whose son Gunnar has cystic fibrosis.
  • Lungs for Life Foundation,[8] a US-based organization focused on improving quality of life for people with CF through assistive services, education and research
  • Elizabeth Nash Foundation,[9] a US-based organization focused on research, education and patient support, named after scientist Elizabeth Nash
  • National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Committee[10] (NCFAC), a US-based group focused on increased public CF awareness through an annual national Cystic Fibrosis Awareness observance
  • Rock CF Foundation,[11] a US-based non profit organization that uses the arts, entertainment, fashion and fitness to increase awareness and raise funds for cystic fibrosis. Founded by Emily Schaller.
  • Help One Love One,[12] a US-based non-profit organization assisting adults with Cystic Fibrosis with nutritional support.
  • Liv for a Cure,[13] a US-based foundation dedicated to raising money for fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Liam Foundation,[14] a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and enhancing the lives of those with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Mauli Ola Foundation,[15] Based out of Hawaii, co-chaired by pro surfer Kala Alexander, that takes kids (and adults) with CF surfing (often with world champion surfers such as Kelly Slater and Sunny Garcia) introducing them to the natural therapeutic effects of the ocean. The foundation strives to raise the awareness of CF.
  • Take A Breather Foundation,[16] Grants Wishes for children living with Cystic Fibrosis in the Philadelphia area. Founded in 2012.

International[edit]

  • Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide[17] (CFW), an international network concentrated on increasing quality of life and life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis
  • CysticFibrosis.com,[18] an internet information hub with support forums
  • CysticLife.org,[19] (CL) A positive social network for the CF community where members can post blogs, ask questions, maintain a profile, contact others and search members by age, location, sex and relation to CF. It is created by the CF community for the CF community.
  • Sharktank.org,[20] An internet group composed of mostly patients and parents. Research and education are the main focus with the objective that knowledge of the disease will allow better decision making and improve overall health.

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