CF PARENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Every other month, we provide CF Education Workshops to Cystic Fibrosis parents, caregivers, and individuals living with CF. Our various topics all pertain to current CF research and technology, so CF families can stay in-the-know on current therapies, resources, and opportunities available. All our meetings are currently virtual and available to all CF Parents/Caregivers regardless of your location.
CF WELLNESS CLASSES
Programs recognize the positive impact of physical movement and exercise on one’s physical and mental health.
CF Wellness Classes include:
YOGA FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Yoga is a uniquely valuable tool for managing Cystic Fibrosis due to its focus on breathwork and unity of body, mind, and spirit. A regular yoga practice improves strength, balance, and flexibility, and can even improve lung function. It helps give peace of mind by bringing us into the present moment, helping to relieve stress and anxiety. All of us can benefit from the tools that yoga gives us to improve our physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life.
CF Yogi provides yoga classes specific to the needs of the Cystic Fibrosis community.
CF MASTER CLASS
Twelve wonderful CF Mom and Dads talk about what life is like raising one or more children with cystic fibrosis (CF). You will be inspired, laugh, and probably cry as you watch these parents open up about what they have learned on this CF journey. CF caregivers have so much in common (the same fears and concerns).
CF WRITING GROUP
The Salty Pen: A CF Writing Group was founded in 2023 by Cindy Baldwin, a professional author with CF, as a way to connect with and mentor other writers with CF.
Through monthly meetups, a virtual community hangout space, quarterly writing classes taught by published authors, and one-on-one mentorship opportunities, we're empowering CFers to write the stories they're passionate about and share them with the world. We welcome writers of all abilities, working across all genres and audiences.
BreatheStrong Exercise Grants
BreatheStrong grants are focused on helping individuals living with cystic fibrosis commit to a lifetime of regular physical activity. The program provides grants for exercise equipment, organized fitness activities, and facility memberships for people with CF.
Grants may include gym memberships, yoga, swim lessons, sports team registration fees or gear, running or hiking, exercise equipment, horseback riding, dance, or other activities that promote physical fitness.
BreatheStrong+ is a year-round, virtual program focused on developing and maintaining healthy habits. BreatheStrong+ content is primarily geared toward people living with cystic fibrosis and their loved ones, but anyone with wellness goals is welcome to participate. FREE REGISTRATION for anyone with CF living in the U.S.
VIRTUAL DANCE PROGRAM
Led by Marisa Ballaro and the Ballaro Dance company, CF Community Footprints is a virtual dance program with weekly sessions for people with CF and their families focused on movement, writing and reflection, and community connection; culminating in a collaborative dance piece.
VIRTUAL SINGING LESSONS
Singspire is a 10-week program combating Cystic Fibrosis through the art of singing. Singing has both physical and psychological advantages that can significantly benefit those living with Cystic Fibrosis.