What We Do

The Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation (CFLF) is about empowering and educating people with CF toward lifestyle choices that positively impact mental and physical well-being.


Through recreation grants and educational programs CFLF assists people living with CF to thrive, not just survive. By inspiring healthy and active lifestyles through fitness, exercise, and outdoor recreation activities the CFLF educates people living with Cystic Fibrosis about the critical psychological, social and emotional connections between their lifestyle and their health. The Foundation works to achieve its mission through developing and providing opportunities for people with CF to become aware of a lifestyle that achieves health, as opposed to avoiding illness.  The means of educating the CF community are primarily delved through Recreation Grants that utilize experiential education - learning what it feels like to actually feel good!  Other means of providing this education are being developed to provide inspiration and opportunity to healthy and active lifestyles including print and video materials.


The Foundation was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization 501(c)3 in 2003. The Founder and Executive Director, Brian Callanan was diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis in 1976, when the average life expectancy was only 10-years-old. He is dedicated to growing the organization to new levels in helping people deal with the same struggles he has faced throughout his own life. Brian leads an active lifestyle engaging in snowboarding, sailing, road/mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and XC-skiing in serving as a model for the foundation’s purpose - to inspire and empower individuals with CF and the general public with the necessity of healthy living.


The volunteer Board of Directors come from all walks for life and dedicate their time, expertise and resources in support of CFLF’s mission.

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