Because of You: The Ripple Effect

Your donation isn’t just a drop in the ocean; it’s a ripple that reaches both national and global networks, creating a stronger, united front against cystic fibrosis.

This year, we extend our deepest gratitude to YOU, our community. Without your steadfast support, none of our achievements would be possible.

We are in this together.

As we bid farewell to 2023, we want to turn the spotlight on you—our incredible community.

Your support of CFA has propelled us to reach remarkable heights this past year. Thanks to your alignment with our campaigns, highly effective modulators now reach more individuals, and clinical care nationwide is focussed on elevating standards.


For 40 years, your advocacy, donations, volunteering, fundraising, and relentless efforts have driven our success. 


We reflect upon a year of resilience, progress, and unwavering commitment in our pursuit of a world without cystic fibrosis. Thanks to the incredible support of our Federation Members, community, partners, and dedicated advocates, we have achieved significant milestones in our ongoing mission. Here’s a glimpse into the impactful journey we’ve shared.


Of course, we still have a lot more work to do but as the year concludes here a review of some of the highlights.

Your 2023 Impact

Supporting Research and Treatment

This year, our collective efforts fuelled over $400,000 worth of innovative advancements in cystic fibrosis research.


With your support, we administered funding to a wide range of Researchers across the country and look forward to witnessing tangible progress that brings hope to individuals and families affected by CF.

Strengthening Support Networks

The power of community was evident in 2023 as we strengthened our support networks.


Through events, support groups, online platforms, and the launch of our CFA Ambassador program, individuals with CF and their families found solace, understanding, and encouragement in the face of unique challenges.

Increased Advocacy

We heightened our cystic fibrosis advocacy through diverse means, engaging with the Federal Government, contributing to policy discussions, empowering the community, collaborating with stakeholders, conducting awareness campaigns, and leveraging media to amplify our voice.


Our dedicated resolve and strategic advocacy efforts have focused on extending accessibility to vital medications like Trikafta, Orkambi, and Kalydeco for the cystic fibrosis (CF) community.


Our comprehensive impact through advocacy remains unwavering, with active involvement in the current national inquiry into diabetes in Australia.


The establishment of the first Parliamentary Friends of Cystic Fibrosis Group further supports amplifying our community’s voices, fostering a deeper understanding of CF’s impact at a national level.

Community Triumphs

The generosity of you, our supporters, reached remarkable heights in 2023.


Through various fundraising initiatives, our incredible community, helped support research distribution, clinical care and programs, and essential resources that make a tangible difference in the lives of those living with CF.

Bridging Gaps in Awareness

In 2023, we collaborated tirelessly to bridge awareness gaps, launching impactful initiatives, sharing personal stories, and engaging in widespread advocacy efforts.


Through a united front, we elevated cystic fibrosis awareness, fostering understanding and support on both local and national levels, reduced stigma and fostered a supportive environment for those affected by CF.

Yet, challenges persist. There is so much more for us to do, and we will need your continued partnership.

Many people with CF remain ineligible or unresponsive to modulator therapy. This is a priority for us. At CFA, our unwavering mission is to raise CF awareness nationally and with an aging population and ongoing research for genetic therapy, new challenges arise.


As we embark on a new year, we extend our deepest gratitude to each supporter, advocate, and partner who played a role in making 2023 a year of progress and hope. Together, we are forging a path toward a future where cystic fibrosis is conquered and people can increasingly live longer, healthier lives.


In the spirit of giving, we invite you to join us in our end-of-year fundraising campaign. Your support ensures that we continue to make plan for the year ahead as we strive toward more progressive outcomes. With your unwavering support, we have the confidence that together, we can create a brighter future for those touched by cystic fibrosis.

“Being part of the CFA community has shown me that my donation isn’t just a drop in the ocean; it’s a ripple that reaches both national and global networks, creating a stronger, united front against cystic fibrosis.” Sarah, CF Mum

This end of year, we invite you to stand with us once again. Your donation fuels our commitment to breaking barriers, advocating on a national and international stage for our Australian CF Community.


Thank you for being an integral part of the Cystic Fibrosis Australia family. Here’s to a promising 2024 filled with hope, resilience, and collective determination to continue to grow on the outcomes of this year. Together we can ensure that we embrace tomorrow.


Together, let’s continue pushing boundaries and making a lasting impact.

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