The National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will receive $5 million in a new grant for research and development, a move that comes as the group works to create a national database of cystic Fibre patients and their families.
The $2 million is the first in a series of grants the foundation has received over the past decade, including $1.7 million in the 2017 fiscal year.
In addition to the $2,000 grant, the foundation is also awarding $3.5 million to the Cystic Fiber Cystic Cystic Syndrome Foundation, which is aimed at providing early intervention, support and advocacy to families of cyst-infected individuals.
The new grant is part of a broader $5.7-million grant the foundation announced in April, which will be used to expand its Cystic Fatigue Support Center and to establish a cystic disease center in New York City.
The foundation says that $2 in each grant is allocated for research, training, and advocacy.
The CysticFatigue Support Foundation is part-funded by CysticCystic.org, the U.K.-based charity that has been the largest funder of the CytFib Foundation since 2009.
The CytFatigue Foundation has been in its current form since 2012, but its primary mission is to provide support to people with cystic Fatigence, a chronic, debilitating condition that affects about 20 million people worldwide.
The cysticFib foundation’s goal is to raise awareness of the condition through programs like the CystFatigueCYFACT campaign, which aims to educate patients and the public about cystic fatigue and how to reduce symptoms.