Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Mission & Vision

To provide a respite, in the form of a wish, to those battling cystic fibrosis (CF). Our goal is to give these CF Warriors, along with their families, the opportunity to “take a breather” from cystic fibrosis and focus on creating magical memories that will stay with them for a lifetime. Memories that will strengthen their hearts and minds as they battle the psychological, emotional and financial turmoil that accompanies life with CF.

We’ve started locally in our community, in the greater Philadelphia area, with the Narberth CF Run. The vision of our organization is to expand our reach to serve those living with cystic fibrosis regionally and nationally.

Operating Guidelines

To increase our capacity of helping those living with cystic fibrosis, we partner with like-minded organizations including Give Kids the World, The Something mAAgic Foundation and CFF Accredited Care Centers.

We take steps to ensure that our program is not only needed, but is also sustainable. The Foundation positions itself to exist for the long term. Partnerships are created with extensive analysis, and we are committed to strengthening each one until CF stands for Cure Found.

We are governed by a volunteer board of directors, all of whom have a direct connection to cystic fibrosis and chaired by Matt McCloskey, 50 and living with CF.

The Take A Breather Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit charitable foundation formed in 2012. Our IRS 990 Filings can be found in our public filing on Guidestar. 


“The look on our patients and families faces when they receive their wish is indescribable. I am proud to continue to refer our patients to this incredible foundation.” — Deb McGrath, CF Social Worker, CHOP

Full Legal Name
Take A Breather Foundation, Inc.

Tax I.D. Number

Frequently Requested Documents
501(c)(3) Determination Letter

Contact Us
Take A Breather Foundation
107 Forrest Ave., Suite 105
Narberth, PA 19072
Phone: 610-664-1826

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