Today we’re thrilled to announce the recipients of our first annual Impact Grants, a program that provides up to $10,000 per year to individuals or organizations that benefit the cystic fibrosis community. Seven exceptional applicants have received grants to realize their goals. Head over to the CF Community Blog to learn more about the recipients!

Meet Our Seven Impact Grant Awardees

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If you're a parent, you know that preparing to take a vacation without your child can be time consuming. And if your child has cystic fibrosis, you may know that preparing to travel involves even more prep work and organization.

Today on the CF Community Blog, check out our newest post by Jaclyn Strube, a mom to a toddler living with CF, for seven tips for taking a vacation without your...
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7 Tips for Taking a Vacation Without Your Kid With CF

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If you have cystic fibrosis, or are a caregiver to someone living with CF, we want to hear from you! Help us shape future plans, priorities, programs and services at the Foundation by taking our Mind of the Community survey today.

Participate in the Mind of the Community Survey

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If you haven't got a flu shot yet, it's not too late! Although the best time to get a flu shot is in the fall, getting vaccinated in January is still helpful.

Share this post to encourage everyone around you to get vaccinated to reduce the risk of getting and spreading the flu virus.
In case you missed it, Sam Rogers, a toddler living with cystic fibrosis, was on the Ellen DeGeneres show to show off her bottle flipping skills! After the video of the 2-year-old went viral, her dad, Matt, was inspired to help raise awareness for CF by turning it into a challenge.

Share your #CFBottleFlip video to help raise CF awareness!
This week, Congress approved a budget resolution that will allow lawmakers to make certain changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. This is a first step in a long process, and does not immediately change the health insurance coverage that people with cystic fibrosis and their families have today. Click on the link below to learn more about health care reform, the Foundation’s policy...
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Congress Approves Budget Resolution: First Action Step Toward Health Care Reform

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Did you resolve to give back to your local community in 2017? Every year, more than 125,000 people walk with us at Great Strides events across the country – and you can too! Register today to help add tomorrows for people living with cystic fibrosis.
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Register for Great Strides

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You can help shape future plans, priorities, programs and services that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides! The Mind of the Community survey helps us better understand your experiences as a person living with cystic fibrosis or as a caregiver.

Participate in the Mind of the Community Survey

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Today on the CF Community Blog, we're sharing five of our favorite accounts to follow on Instagram in 2017. Let us know in the comments: Who else inspires you on Instagram?

My Five Favorite CF Community Instagrammers for 2017

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Have you ever wondered how your mental health affects your physical health when you have cystic fibrosis? Now's your chance to submit your questions to Insight CF, a project where we gather your questions and will select some of those questions for further research. Submit your questions now, the last day to submit is Tuesday, January 31!

Insight CF Question Submission - Formstack

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When it comes to your cystic fibrosis care, do you feel comfortable asking questions of your care team at the hospital or during clinic visits? Today on the CF Community Blog, Cheriz Kunkel, an adult living with CF, shares her tips for how you can advocate for yourself in and out of the hospital.

How I Advocate for Myself In and Out of the Hospital

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Heading back to school after the holiday break? Check out our tips for managing your treatments, classes and health while at college.

Managing My CF in College

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"It feels righteous, almost macho, to hold myself to a standard of excellence -- to try to move mountains for my wife. There’s something fulfilling about striving to do the best, the impossible, for our loved ones, but caregiving is often a marathon and not a sprint."

Today on the CF Community Blog, Ray Poole opens up about the guilt he felt spending the last year in the hospital caring for...
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Striving for the Impossible: Caring for My Wife With CF

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Last month, we used social media to ask what your resolutions were for 2017. In our first post to the CF Community Blog this year, check out some of the responses we received from you.

2017: Our New Year's Re-Resolutions

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When it's cold outside, it can be tough to stay motivated to keep up with your regular fitness plan. Let us know in the comments: How do you incorporate physical fitness into your routine in the winter?
People with cystic fibrosis are living longer than ever. And as people age, people are at risk for two common bone diseases: osteoporosis and osteopenia. Learn what you can do in 2017 to improve your bone health for the future.

What Can I Do to Improve My Bone Health?

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Tune into the Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets game before 1 p.m. EST to see Brianna Collichio, an 11-year-old living with cystic fibrosis from Spencerport, N.Y., sing the national anthem.

Girl, 11, with cystic fibrosis to sing at third NFL game

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Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and safe New Year! What are your resolutions for 2017?
Today's the last day to make a tax-deductible donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for 2016. Don't wait -- donate now and help add tomorrows for people living with cystic fibrosis like Kiran.

Annual Fund - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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