Research gives people with CF and their families real hope.
Progress in CF research is making a positive difference; Canadians with CF are living longer and healthier lives. In the 1960s, when Cystic Fibrosis Canada started serving the CF community, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend kindergarten.
Today, 50% of Canadians with CF are expected to live into their 40s and beyond. This is a tremendous accomplishment, but it’s not nearly enough.
Our mission is to help people with cystic fibrosis, principally by funding research. In fact, Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a global leader in CF research, investing more dollars in life-saving cystic fibrosis research than any other non-governmental agency in Canada. In 2011-2012, we are investing nearly $6.5 million in programs that are investigating many aspects of the CF puzzle. With more funds, we could do even more!
With your support and the dedication of our researchers, we will find a cure or control for this devastating disease!