The Take a Breather Foundation fulfills wishes for children and young adults battling cystic fibrosis (CF). Founded in 2012, as a 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation has been an outgrowth of the Narberth CF Run which has been fulfilling Wishes for children since 1996, when we granted our first wish and sent a child to Disney World.
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that does not take a breather - every single day our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers spend hours clearing their lungs and taking more medicine than most can imagine, just to breathe and stay alive. Others spend too much of their childhood in the hospital fighting off life threatening lung infections with IV antiobiotics; infections that slowly destroy their lungs,pancrease and other organs.
The scientific community is closer to a cure now, than it's ever been before thanks to the amazing efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. However, everyday thousands of children and young adults still fight just to breathe. As an organization, our board members and volunteers each bring different life stories involving Cystic Fibrosis, but our mission is the same: to give these families the opportunity to “take a breather” from CF, and offer them a moment in their lives to focus on creating magical memories and lasting smiles.