September is Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Month. If you or someone you know and love has a form of this devastating disease, you know how important it is to spread awareness and raise funds for research.
But how do you go about it? The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has you covered. Download their 15-page tool kit and get started!
From self-education to fundraising, you can make a difference for the more than 50,000 people who are diagnosed every year with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and other chronic and debilitating pulmonary diseases.
There are lots of ways you can get involved. Here are four simple steps that will help thousands of people breathe easier:
- Walk. This year, for the first time, PFF will sponsor the PFF Walk on Saturday, September 9 in Chicago. Can’t get to the Windy City? No problem. You can walk virtually by signing up online. Click here to register online today.
- Learn. This one’s easy-peasy. You can increase your own knowledge of IPF without leaving the comfort of your home. Simply check out the PFF website and watch their webinar series on IPF and other pulmonary diseases.
- Share. Spread your new-found knowledge throughout your social networks. Be sure to follow PFF on Facebook and share your story and photos. You can also repost PFF posts using these hashtags:
Or download the PFF sign, don a blue wig or face paint (blue is the official IPF color), and take a selfie to post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #BlueUp4PF to be a part of the global effort to spread pulmonary fibrosis awareness.
- Fundraise. Create a personal fundraising page. It’s simple! Follow the link, set a fundraising goal, create a name for your pages, share the link with friends, family and colleagues, and gather the green! (Again, leaving your house is not necessary!)