The following is quoted from the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation website.
Four weeks for pulmonary fibrosis. Let’s raise awareness, hope and funds.
Every September, Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation marks this global awareness month with a series of walks, webinars, fundraising and awareness events. Approximately 30,000 Canadians live with this disease and several thousand die each year.
Pulmonary fibrosis is progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe and do daily tasks. This disease makes a huge impact on people of all ages and caregivers across Canada.
While there is no cure, the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) and our community are working together to support people living with pulmonary fibrosis and to find a cure. Every September, Hope Breathes Here events raise awareness, funds and hope through Canada-wide virtual events that are accessible, informative and fun.