PFF In The Media

  • 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
  • Sep 08, 2021

    Surviving 9/11 Took a Physical and Mental Toll – and Helped Some Grow

    Many survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon developed lung or heart issues from breathing in dust and other particles from the collapsed buildings.

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    Source: NBCLX
  • Sep 08, 2021

    Round Rock triathlete Melissa Wheeler raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis

    The 61-year-old Round Rock resident, who has been a runner since 2010, said she noticed she was fatigued and had developed a persistent cough, so she decided to visit a pulmonologist.

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    Source: Austin American-Statesman
  • Sep 08, 2021

    Former NYPD detective diagnosed with 9/11-related terminal illness speaks out

    It may have been 20 years ago, but 9/11 is still impacting first responders. Tom Frey, a former New York Police Department detective, spoke with Fox News about his experiences on that day, along with the impact it’s had on his health since.

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    Source: Fox News
  • Aug 31, 2021

    Inaugural ILD Day Brings Awareness for Interstitial Lung Disease

    It’s very possible you’ve never heard of interstitial lung disease (ILD), despite the more than 200 types of ILD that affect over 250,000 Americans. That’s why nine patient advocacy organizations have partnered to raise awareness for ILDs with the first-ever ILD Day, September 15, 2021.

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    Source: Scottsdale Independent
  • Aug 27, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis, Ethnicity, and the Need for Organ Donation

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Multiethnic Donor Awareness Month, created to educate multiethnic communities about organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation, and encourage donor registration and family conversations about donation.

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    Source: Vocal Media
  • Aug 19, 2021

    Focus on “Growing Stronger” for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month in September

    Newswise — September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, presented by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) as a way to drive awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF). PF is a progressive, debilitating disease characterized by scarring in the lungs that affects more than 250,000 people in the U.S.

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    Source: Newswise
  • Jul 28, 2021

    Tony Awards recognize Julie Halston for her pulmonary fibrosis advocacy

    Broadway actor Julie Halston is a Tony Award winner — earning an honor from the American Theatre Wing for her advocacy efforts. Halston and her husband, Ralph Howard, founded Broadway Belts for PFF after he was diagnosed with the lung disease.

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    Source: The Hill