Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month (GPFAM )

September 1 – 30

This September, join with those who have been impacted by pulmonary fibrosis (PF) worldwide to unite for GPFAM. Together, we can make a difference in spreading disease awareness, providing enhanced patient support, increasing essential research funding, and ultimately finding a cure!

Join the PF community and turn the internet blue! Start your personal fundraising page at firstgiving.com/PulmonaryFibrosisFoundation/GPFAM2016 or simply click donate to make a gift. Consider asking for donations for your birthday, anniversary or a workplace giving initiative, as we work together to reach our goal of $15,000 during the month of September! YOU can lead the way towards a world without pulmonary fibrosis! 

Creating your fundraise page is easy as 1,2,3:

1. Click on the Fundraise option (IN GREEN)

2. Create your Team in memory or honor of a loved one, a family nickname, or fun group that you want to #BlueUp4PF with

3. Share your Team Link on social media, email or letter and challenge your family and friends to donate and #BlueUp4PF

How can YOU #BlueUp4PF?

Host a #BlueUp4PF bake sale – blueberry muffins, blue cupcakes, blue sugar cookies, blue rice krispie treats, blue frosting on brownies, the options are endless!

Snap a selfie in your PFF blue – For every piece of blue you wear, ask for a donation of $10 or ask family and friends to donate $1 (or other amount) per like your photos receive on social media

  • Blue jeans
  • Blue shirt
  • Paint your nails blue
  • Blue wig or hair dye
  • Order a temporary tattoo to show your spirit

Get your company involved with a blue jeans day. Speak with your manager or HR director to see if employees can wear blue jeans (or other blue apparel) for a day, week or even month if they make a donation to your fundraising.

Start your own event! Use your interests, hobbies or talents as ideas to get started. The options are endless:

  • Walks/runs
  • Golf outings/scramble
  • Garage/art/bake sales
  • Happy hours
  • Marathon/half marathon/endurance events
  • Cook or bake-off (cupcakes, chili, etc.)
  • Block parties
  • Trivia nights 

We want to hear from YOU! Send your pictures and stories on the #BlueUp4PF challenge to development@pulmonaryfibrosis.org.

We envision a world without pulmonary fibrosis. Thank you for leading the way! 

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