FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dorothy Coyle
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), the nation’s leading pulmonary fibrosis advocacy organization, has partnered with the Willis Tower and iconic buildings and structures across the country to feature blue lighting in celebration of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. The Willis Tower will light up blue on September 1-3.
During Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, members of the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community are encouraged to fundraise and participate in the PFF’s social media campaign, #BlueUp4PF. For the campaign, participants are encouraged to wear blue and share their images and selfies throughout the month.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a deadly lung disease affecting over 200,000 Americans and resulting in more than 40,000 deaths annually. Fifty-thousand new cases are diagnosed each year. There is no known cure.
WHAT: Three iconic buildings in Chicago and buildings in three other U.S. cities will radiate blue for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month.
WHEN AND WHERE: In Chicago - Willis Tower, Chicago, Sept. 1-3, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Sept. 1-30, Wrigley Building, Sept. 16-17; in Washington D.C. metropolitan area - Silverline Center, Tysons Corner, Va., Sept. 8, Capital Wheel at National Harbor, Md., September 9; in Buffalo, N.Y. - City Hall, Sept. 15; in Nashville, Tenn. - The Parthenon, Sept. 23.
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About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 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 Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity. The PFF Summit 2017, its fourth biennial international health care conference will be held from November 9-11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or 312.587.9272 from outside of the U.S. </br773-332-6201