Cystic Fibrosis Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level: $15,000 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

Get Help With Your Treatment: How to Apply Online

Information About the Disease

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system problems, but can involve multiple organ systems of the body. Mutations in the cystic fibrosis trans-membrane regulator protein (CFTR) impacts the body’s ability to move sodium, chloride and water in and out of cells, leading to unusually thick and sticky mucus in many tissues of the body including the airways, pancreatic ducts, sweat ducts, sinuses and bowels. Cystic fibrosis affects more than 30,000 people in the U.S., although there are approximately 10-12 million carriers of the CFTR mutation in the U.S., the disease affects males and females equally. Other names for this condition include: CF, cystic fibrosis of pancreas, fibrocystic disease of pancreas and mucoviscidosis.

Resources

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

https://www.cff.org

American Lung Association

https://www.lung.org

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Cystic Fibrosis

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/cystic-fibrosis

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