The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a charity supported by the sale of Bryan Greenberg's guitar string bracelets. Bryan is a singer, songwriter and actor, with his latest album, We Don't Have Forever, debut album is Waiting For Now and recent role in HBO's How to Make it America, he's been quite busy! And we've been busy crafting his guitar strings!
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. People with CF (30,000 people in the US and 70,000 worldwide) have a defective gene and its protein product causes the body to produce a really thick and sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and obstructs the pancreas. These things can lead to massive infection and doesn’t allow the body to break down food to absorb vitamins.
You may be shocked to learn who has has cystic fibrosis, including Chopin- whose battle with the disease assisted his decline at the age of 39.
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. CFF was founded in 1955, when children with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation's aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, many people with the disease are now living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, funding more CF research than any other organization Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.
CFF works tirelessly to extend and enhance life for those with cystic fibrosis by functioning as:
- Research pioneers, blazing new trails in drug development;
- Fundraisers, securing the money needed to support the fight against CF;
- Advocates, keeping CF a top priority in government, industry and research;
- Caregivers, linking patients and families to specialized CF care; and
- Helping hands, offering support, information and resources.
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