Charity Spotlight: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Approximately 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. In the 1950s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s, and beyond. To raise awareness of CF, Community Health Charities invited Leslie Hazle, Director of Patient Resources at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to join the Health Matters at Work® video podcast series. Ms. Hazle shares patient-friendly information on this genetic disease and discusses many of the promising breakthroughs in research. About the Partnering Member Charity – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to CF. It funds and accredits more than 115 CF care centers, 95 adult care programs and 50 affiliate programs, and more than 75 chapters and branch offices nationwide. Its mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. To learn more about CFF and the programs and services offered in your community, please visit www.cff.org.
Join host Jerry Franz in getting to know what the nation's most trusted health charities can do for you and your family. Every month the Health Matters at Work podcast series explores current health topics by interviewing experts from America's credible health charities in a talkshow format. Learn more about your own health and the health charities that can provide you support, information and services to live a healthier life.