The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established to raise funds for the disease called cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of 30,000 patients in the United States. Since there are so few patients of this disease in the U.S. the cause does not receive any goverment funding. There organizations like the CFF takes the responsibility to raise funds to support the research to someday finding a cure for the illness. Unfortunately the life expectancy of a patient with CF is only 37 years old and there is no cure. Fortunately there are new medications that have recently been discovered to show these patients "there may be light at the end of the tunnel after all".