Through your generosity, Families and Friends Supporting Cystic Fibrosis Care continues to fulfill its mission of fostering and supporting programs that encourage physical therapy and exercise. We thank CF Care for providing ma-jor funding in support of Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s CF Exercise and Wellness Program, including the inpatient chest physical therapy program.

CF Care also funds unique educational opportunities to learn about CF through personal experience. Through our Summer Internship Program, CF Care has provided opportunities for students to become inspired to pursue a career in the care of people with cystic fibrosis. Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s CF Center was the proud host to three outstanding CF Care summer interns in 2015: Shannon O’Rourke, a pre-med sophomore at Hunter College; Olivia McCarthy, a sophomore nursing student at Sacred Heart University, and Paige Brabant, a biology major entering her sophomore year at Wake Forest University.

In addition, CF Care continues supporting a Research Program Analyst position at Mount Sinai Beth Israel to assist the CF Center in its ongoing quality improve-ment efforts and research trials. Benjamin Scaglione continues working with the CF team in this role. With the support of CF Care, Ben is representing the CF Center in a research collaboration at NYU. He is working in the lab of Leopoldo Segal. Dr. Segal is pioneering work on the lung microbiome, with a special interest in Cystic Fibrosis.

This year, CF Care continues to devote a portion of all funds raised to a vital initiative for CF inpatient care. With your support, patients with CF are admitted to The Morton Hyman Unit at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. This unit provides a wide range of enhanced services and a dedicated staff trained to promote a sense of wellness while the patient receives inpatient treatment. The Morton Hyman Unit goes far beyond simply administering medicine in a traditional hospital setting, addressing all aspects of the patient’s well-being. Particular attention is paid to the patient’s environment of care and the comfort of family members. Numerous testimonials have been received from patients, reporting on the wonderful level of care received and the healing atmosphere of the unit!

We could not fully support this unique level of care and treatment without your help. Your generosity is changing lives and helping us to train and inspire the next generation of CF experts.
Thank you for your continued support!