The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) was established in 1960 by a group of concerned parents to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure, or an effective control, for Cystic Fibrosis. The Foundation's mandate is to "help individuals with Cystic Fibrosis principally by funding CF research, and by supporting high quality clinical and transplant care". The CCFF has a national office, and over 52 local chapters across the country; in British Columbia, there are 8 chapters. As part of its mandate, the CCFF supports over 30 CF clinics across Canada, including the clinic at BCCH. The CF clinic at BC Children's Hospital maintains a close relationship with the CCFF at both a national and provincial level. Please see the CCFF website at www.cysticfibrosis.ca for further information.