Health Hero Giving Day

 

Be a health hero! People impacted by life-altering health diagnoses need your help. By making a gift on Health Hero Giving Day, hosted by United Way of the Midlands and the Combined Health Agencies Drive on Feb. 24th, you can provide them with the hope and support they need to navigate difficult health challenges. Scroll down to learn more about the 21 participating CHAD health agencies and make your gift today!

United Way of the Midlands has been a proud partner of Combined Health Agencies Drive since 1987.

 

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Nebraska Chapter

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Agency Name: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Nebraska Chapter

Formed in: 1955

Why your gift is needed:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation works to cure cystic fibrosis (CF) and provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

  • 272 people in Nebraska have cystic fibrosis.
  • More than 30,000 people in the U.S. are living with cystic fibrosis (more than 70,000 worldwide).
  • Approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year.
  • More than 75 percent of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2.
  • More than half of the CF population is age 18 or older.

What your gift will do:

  • $25 helps support the CF Care Centers.
  • $65 helps fund the Compass program.
  • $100 provides funding for the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Agency Summary:

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports a wide range of innovative research programs to discover and develop new and effective CF therapies.
  • Compass program helps CF patients find the answers they need on any CF-related questions such as insurance and co-pay assistance, diagnostic testing and legal issues.
  • State-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment services are available at the accredited CF Care Center at Nebraska Medicine. Social workers and clinic coordinators are also available at the Care Center.
  • Community engagement, volunteer and advocacy opportunities are available, also referrals to CF family support groups.
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers a number of resources for learning about clinical trials and treatments that are being developed to improve the treatment of cystic fibrosis

Learn more about us:

Website: https://www.cff.org/nebraska/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CFFNebraska 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CFFNebraska 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CysticFibrosisUSA 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CF_Foundation 

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