Cystic fibrosis

A portrait of Emily Schaller from Rock CF


Every day, people living with serious diseases strive to be more than their disease — to be defined by what they can dream and hope and achieve, not by what limits them. Our commitment to people with serious diseases is uncompromising and goes beyond our R&D and medicines. 

Working with the cystic fibrosis community

We’ve established programs, and we're proud to work with organizations that help people with cystic fibrosis (CF) live active, full lives. 

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Vertex Foundation Scholarship 

Through the Vertex Foundation, we award more than 80 scholarships that help people with CF and their immediate family members in the U.S. and Canada pursue two-year, four-year or graduate degrees.

Learn more about our scholarships



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Team IMPACT CF Project, sponsored by Vertex

Team IMPACT is a nonprofit organization in the U.S. that matches courageous children living with rare diseases with college athletic teams. Our sponsorship has helped give more than 100 children a team, including virtual support during COVID-19.

See Team IMPACT in action



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CF advocacy organizations

We love to show up and show our support for CF advocacy organizations. From sponsoring events to walking and running to raise awareness, we’re the team in purple.

Examples of organizations we support include:



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Online classes (Brazil)

In partnership with Unidos pela Vida Institute, we organized a series of online classes to provide the CF community and caregivers with information about the importance of physiotherapy as a crucial part of the management of CF.

Our work in cystic fibrosis 

Click here to learn more about our research in cystic fibrosis.

To learn more about our cystic fibrosis studies in the U.S., visit the clinical trials website.
For information about non-U.S. sites, visit