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Chopin award

The Chopin award is an individual reward for physically and social active CF patients, and for those people providing them with necessary support for living life to its fullest.

The recent genetic and historical research has proven that Frederic Chopin suffered from cystic fibrosis. He continued to write and play the piano in spite of this, and is now feted as one of history’s greatest classical composers.

The Chopin award was created by Ostrova Foundation to motivate young people with cystic fibrosis to lead active creative, professional and public lives.

Competition purpose

To identify active young people living with CF, to assist in providing solutions for CF problems at a professional level, and to promote the distribution of accurate and comprehensive information about the disease.

Competition nominations:

  • People with CF
  • Journalists
  • Students (a nomination established in 2015)
  • People conderned in CF issues

Competition scope and timelines

The Chopin Award Competition is held annually and accepts nominations from across the entire territory of the Russian Federation.