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CHICAGO BEARS JORDAN HOWARD ISSUES MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE FOR DISEASE THAT CLAIMED HIS FATHER’S LIFE
CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2018 – As all-pro Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard rushes toward another win with the Chicago Bears, he has issued a gift and fundraising challenge for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF).
“I am donating $1,000 to the PFF for every Chicago Bears win of the regular season,” said Howard. “I invite you to match my gift by donating $1 per win. Together, we will charge forward to a cure for this devastating disease.”
Howard’s father, Reginald B. “Doc” Howard, passed away from pulmonary fibrosis at age 52 when Jordan was 12 years old. When Howard joined the Chicago Bears, he reached out to help the PFF. There, he has shared his stage as an NFL player to help raise awareness and funds for the pulmonary fibrosis community.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a group of deadly diseases that cause progressive scarring in the lungs. More than 200,000 Americans are living with the disease. Fifty-thousand new cases are diagnosed annually. There is no known cure.
“Jordan is a beacon of hope and his support means the world to our community,” said Bill Schmidt, President and CEO of the PFF. “Every dollar raised from his challenge fulfills our mission to improve the lives of people living with pulmonary fibrosis and to lead research for a cure.”
Donations can be made at bit.ly/JH24Challenge.
About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer, healthier lives. The PFF collaborates with physicians, organizations, patients, and caregivers worldwide. The PFF has a three-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity. For more information, visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or 312.587.9272 from outside the U.S.