Hugs joins the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in bringing comfort to children hospitalized with the effects of Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects approximately 1 in 2,500 babies born in the United States. Currently, there are about 30,000 people in the United States affected by CF. This disorder is characterized by an increased secretion of sticky mucus, which can affect the function of the lungs, pancreas and other organs of the body. It can range from a very difficult time to a life threatening circumstance for the child…and a constant challenge to the family. Hugs Across America is responding to the request for teddies to help bring comfort to the children in 50 different hospital CF units throughout the United States.