PFF In The Media

  • Oct 26, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Position Statement Recommends Addressing Palliative Care Early in Patient Journey

    The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has issued a position statement that recommends healthcare providers address the incorporation of palliative care early in the medical journey of patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

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    Source: Newsbreak
  • Oct 22, 2021

    Health Literacy Month: Educating the PF Community on Health-Related Decisions

    For more than 20 years, October has been recognized as Health Literacy Month, allowing hospitals, health centers, professional associations, and other groups to work collaboratively to help patients advocate for their own health.

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    Source: Vocal
  • Oct 14, 2021

    Cross country trek of 1,400 miles brings woman to Springfield for a cause

    After a nearly 15 mile walk through Central Illinois, Mary Hesch is taking a breath of fresh air as she gears up to take on the rest of her 107 day journey across the nation.

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    Source: ABC20
  • Oct 08, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis: What Baby Boomers Need to Know

    Pulmonary fibrosis (PF), or scarring in the lungs, can result in a progressive, often deadly lung disease. You’ve probably never heard of it — yet the boomer population is most at risk.

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  • Oct 04, 2021

    Woman walking 1,400 miles to raise awareness for pulmonary fibrosis passes through Peoria

    A Wisconsin woman is walking 1,400 miles to raise awareness for pulmonary fibrosis. Mary Hesch said she lost her mother to the lung scarring disease 25 years ago. She said she is walking to honor her mother’s legacy and raise money for pulmonary fibrosis research.

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    Source: WMBD-CIProud
  • Sep 28, 2021

    Shining a Spotlight on Pulmonary Fibrosis in September

    By PFF Ambassador Bob Weber. Four years ago, I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a type of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) with no known cause. My journey began on a beautiful January day.

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    Source: The UM
  • Sep 24, 2021

    Patients and Families Nationwide Take Steps Forward for Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Each September, those affected by pulmonary fibrosis to unite for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, presented by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to drive awareness of this unsuspecting lung disease.

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    Source: Medium
  • Sep 23, 2021

    Actress Julie Halston given special Tony Award for her work with pulmonary fibrosis research

    Julie Halston may be known for starring in comedies on and off Broadway. But the award that she just received was bestowed to her for her work as an advocate for pulmonary fibrosis research and treatment.

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    Source: News 12 New Jersey
  • Sep 23, 2021

    TV And Broadway Actress Julie Halston To Receive Tony Award For Advocacy Work In Support Of Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

    Actress and comedienne, Julie Halston, a dynamic advocate for people living with pulmonary fibrosis, will receive the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award on Sunday, Sept. 26, in recognition of her charitable work for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF).

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    Source: AP News
  • Sep 22, 2021

    Wisconsin woman walking to Texas in honor of late mother, raising funds for lung disease

    Wisconsin woman is walking for 99 days through 5 states to help those who are suffering from the disease that took her mother’s life. 60-year-old Mary Hesch set off from her home in Stevens Point on September 15 to start her journey to the ocean in Port Aransas, Texas.

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    Source: WMTV (NBC 15)
  • Sep 19, 2021

    Local resident to 'Take Steps Towards a Cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis'

    Boise resident Debbie Herndon is joining patients, families and friends across the country for the virtual National Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Walk Day, taking one step closer to a cure for pulmonary fibrosis, a debilitating, incurable lung disease that causes scarring in the lungs and affects more than 250,000 Americans.

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    Source: Idaho Press
  • Sep 17, 2021

    Julie Halston - Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness

    September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, and actress and activist Julie Halston is promoting awareness and advocacy for the disease, which affects over 250,000 Americans, with 50,000 new cases each year.

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    Source: WMAR-TV
  • Sep 14, 2021

    Star raises awareness for pulmonary fibrosis

    Some of the leading lung diseases include asthma, COPD, and lung cancer, but there’s another one that can be deadly serious. It’s called pulmonary fibrosis, which affects roughly 50,000 people each year.

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    Source: WBRE-TV, WYOU-TV
  • Sep 13, 2021

    September is pulmonary fibrosis awareness month

    The Retirement Systems of Alabama buildings in Montgomery and Mobile are being lit up blue this month. The recognition is for a lung disease that affects 250,000 people nationwide.

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    Source: Alabama Public Radio
  • Sep 10, 2021

    I feel like 'a scab has been ripped off': Ground zero first responder on 9/11 anniversary

    MSNBC's Craig Melvin is joined by 9/11 first responders, former NYPD detective Tom Frey, Arlington County Fire Department captain Justin Tirelli and former Shanksville fire chief Terry Shaffer to share their memories of that day.

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    Source: MSNBC
  • Sep 10, 2021

    Sept. 11 united America. Twenty years later, the nation stands divided.

    Twenty years later, John Feal, a construction worker turned activist, still mourns the loss of that fleeting moment of national unity that arose after the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell.

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    Source: NBC News
  • Sep 09, 2021

    City Center raises awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis with social media campaign

    City Center will be participating in the annual #BlueUp4PF social media campaign in memory of The Webb Companies’ co-founder, Donald W. Webb, who suffered from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a progressive and irreversible lung disease.

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    Source: WTVQ-TV
  • Sep 09, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

    Dr. Amy Hajari Case talks all things Pulmonary Fibrosis as September IS Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month.

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    Source: WGVU Public Media