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CF Life is our twice-yearly magazine, full of news and features from ground-breaking research we're funding to the huge community fundraising successes that make it possible. You can read CF Life here, or let us know if you would like to join our mailing list.

CF Life - Autumn 2018

An image of the Autumn 2018 issue of CF LifeIn this issue of CF Life you can find out more about the precision medicines pipeline and how you can ask your politicians to represent you, meet the man with CF who started his own zero-waste shop and see the work our Venture and Innovation Awards have bought in funding from external sources to vital CF research.

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CF Creates competition

Inspired by Robin, who has CF and started his own zero-waste shop, we're challenging our community to create something brand new out of their CF medication packaging with our first CF Created competition. Find out more about the competition and all the exciting prizes you could win!

What is CF Life?

In CF Life you can find everything from updates on our Stopping the Clock campaign to inspirational stories from the community. We'll keep you in the know about our ground-breaking Strategic Research Centres (SRCs) and make sure you hear from the people working on the project's we're funding about how their work is making a difference. You'll even be able to see how our community is getting creative in our 'Coughy Break' section (named by you!). There really is something for everyone in CF Life. Why not take a look?

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Do you want to help form CF Life? Join our reader's panel to share your ideas and work with us on developing exciting and engaging content for our magazine.

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Current and past issues

In this issue you can find a mountaineering dog, a whittler carving out a future for her granddaughter and information about the most common CF bugs.

Read CF Life - Spring 2018

Artist Kate tells us about her latest cross-infection project, motorsports engineer Chris tells us how his Bright Ideas Award has helped his business to thrive, and we look back on ten years of the heel-prick test.

Read CF Life - Autumn 2017

Read features on inconclusive diagnosis, the importance of Registry data and end of life planning, and hear from a meditation expert on how you can use the practice to help your health and wellbeing. 

Read CF Life - Spring 2017

Read the first issue of CF Life magazine, which includes great features on personalised healthcare, Nick Talbot's epic challenge, and top fundraising tips!

Read CF Life - Autumn 2016

is magazine cover - autumn 2015

The fifth issue of 'is' magazine, including a cover story with Nathan Charles and features on genetic therapies and the importance of keeping active.

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Is magazine - Summer 2015

The fourth issue of 'is', with features on the Cystic Fibrosis Trust's manifesto, SmartCare and the impact of cystic fibrosis on sex and relationships.

Read is - Spring 2015

 is magazine cover - summer 2014

The third issue of 'is', with features on the Breath Cycle project, the SRC programme and why genotyping matters.

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Is magazine cover - winter 2013

The second issue of 'is' magazine, with features on the Trust's 50th anniversary, new ways of tackling adherence, and a focus on clinical trials.

Read is - Winter 2013/14 

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The first issue of 'is' magazine, including a cover feature with Rob Law and news of the charity's rebrand.

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September issue mailing problems

Under data protection rules, the Trust is able to send ‘marketing communications’ by post to you if you have supported us recently. This could include sending information about our work, fundraising opportunities, developments in CF, etc, such as CF Life magazine. We will not contact you by mail this way if you tell us you do not want to hear from us by post, or if you are a member of the Fundraising Preference Service.

Unfortunately however, due to an IT issue, the latest (September) version of CF Life magazine was accidentally posted out to a number of people who had told us they didn’t want to receive mail from us.

The Trust has now identified and resolved the IT system issue which led to this error, and we have put in place a range of new measures to prevent this from happening again. We are also undertaking a full review of our mailing processes, and intend to highlight any findings to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

We sincerely apologise for our error, and for failing to respect your wishes on this. We considered whether or not to write to everyone affected to apologise, but opted not to do so, in order to avoid intruding on your privacy any further.