The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was selected as our first charity of the month. The nonprofit is unique because they fund more cystic fibrosis research than any other organization. Nearly every treatment available today was made possible by the foundation’s support.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. In the 1950s, few children with the disease lived to attend elementary school; however, thanks to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s pursuit for a cure, the future is looking brighter.
Rocketeer Adrienne Thomas nominated the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation because the disease has affected her friends, the Scott family. JJ and Jorde Scott recently moved from Texas to Colorado to be close to a research center for their daughter Sloan, a one-year-old living with cystic fibrosis. To hear more about their story, or to make a donation on behalf of Sloan, click here.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is completely donor-supported and does not receive government funding for research. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar of their revenue goes directly to support research, care and education. To learn more, click here.