Get Involved

First and foremost, we would like for everyone to help by running or walking in our annual Blow Away 5k. This is our main fundraising event each year and how we get money to fight CF. Other ways to help:


  • Build a team of family & friends to participate in the race
  • Volunteer to work at the race
  • Set a fundraising goal to raise support for Alabama Friends of CF
  • Sponsor the Blow Away 5k
  • Ask your employer to make a donation to our cause
  • Share our event on your social media
  • Make Alabama Friends of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation your charity on Amazon Smile

On Behalf of The Blow Away 5K Team

A Run Benefiting the Alabama Friends of Cystic fibrosis

What is CF?

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects multiple organ systems with the most severe complications resulting from lung and gastrointestinal involvement. In the United States, nearly 30,000 children and adults are affected by the disease. CF is caused by a defective gene and its protein product that causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs (leading to life-threatening lung infections), and obstructs the pancreas (which prevents natural enzymes from breaking down and absorbing food).
In the 1950’s, most children with CF did not survive to attend elementary school; however through recent advances in therapies and patient centered care, the average life expectancy of a CF patient in the US is 47 years.
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