Salt Air® Foundation
Salt Air® Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to assist patients, and families caring for patients, with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF patients most often require constant care and medication with costs well beyond levels that normal families can afford. Monthly medical expenses can reach tens of thousands of dollars…even for relatively healthy CF patients. Qualifying for state / government aid can be cumbersome and is most often only available to families with income below the poverty level. Insurance deductibles can reach into the thousands of dollars leaving many families struggling to provide care and maintain a home. Salt Air™ Foundation was created to raise awareness and to raise funds through philanthropy and charity events to provide scholarships to underprivileged CF patients.
What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.