Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide.)
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further 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.
Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure and you can join them by riding in the Cycle for Life. The Brooklyn ride will happen on Sunday, September 22nd and the Long Island ride will happen on Saturday, October 5th.
For more information, check out the CF Cycle for Life Kick-off on Wednesday, June 19th!