OUR mission

Together, we can fulfill our dream of finding the cure for Cystic Fibrosis.


We believe that if we bind together in compassion and love, we can not only spread awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, but also bring support and hope to the families affected by it.

We achieve this through:

  • Charity Events
  • Gathering Volunteers
  • Accepting Donations

100% of all proceeds go directly to a Tennessee family that is affected by Cystic Fibrosis. We are dedicated to attacking CF from every angle and thank all of our donors for doing the same.

I started Cure for Our Friends after I began raising funds for a very special little girl named “Tori”. She became part of our FMP & ITS families as both her parents worked for me. We raised funds to allow her family to place her on the heart and lung transplant list. We lost her way too soon in 2002. But I know she is smiling down on me with each event I continue to do with my finger and toes nails painted Tori purple!, a tradition I have passed on to my granddaughter as well. Tori will always be in my heart as I move forward and grow my fundraising efforts.

Vera Smith • Founder of Cure for Our Friends

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1000 CASES

of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
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of patients are diagnosed by age two.
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of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.
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LATE 30s

is the predicted median age of survival for a person with CF.

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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). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections
  • obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food

Help add tomorrows

To the lives and families of those affected by Cystic Fibrosis

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