CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Why Give to Cystic Fibrosis?

All proceeds of the Rocky Mount Mills 5k will be used to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Our race has multiple personal connections with friends and family battling this terrible disease.  This race is our way of raising awareness and raising money for future research.   We are not affiliated with the Cystic Fibrosis foundation, but will give all proceeds to their charity.

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Over $62,000 raised in our first four years thanks to

our runners, volunteers, supporters, and sponsors!

 

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.  We will not rest until we find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis.

 

Who They Are:
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is fueled by a dedicated group of scientists, caregivers, donors, volunteers and people with CF and their families who are united by a common goal: to find a cure for this devastating disease and help those with CF live longer, healthier lives.

 

What They Do
Our approach to curing cystic fibrosis and caring for those affected by the disease is three-fold.

 

Research
We fund more innovative, groundbreaking CF research than any other organization in the world.  We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into CF research and drug development. The results of these bold investments have been astonishing. Because of our efforts, people with cystic fibrosis are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing dreams they never before thought possible.

 

Care
We provide expert care for people with CF through our nationwide network of accredited care centers.  Cystic fibrosis is a complex disease that affects every person differently. That's why we're dedicated to helping people with CF get individualized care that's tailored to their unique needs.

 

Support
We help people with cystic fibrosis and their families get the tools and support they need to lead healthy, productive lives, today.  The incredible strides we're making in research and drug development mean nothing if people with CF don't have access to the care and therapies they need.

We're working diligently to ensure all people with CF have access to the best medical, educational and financial resources available.

 

The Impact:

Through dramatic improvements in treatment and care, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is adding tomorrows for people with the disease. A few decades ago, most people with CF didn't live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with the disease are graduating from high school and college, pursuing careers, getting married and starting families of their own.   The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Today, many people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s, and beyond.  Nearly every CF drug currently available was made possible through Foundation support.  Once considered exclusively a childhood disease, approximately half of all people living with CF today are over the age of 18.