PF Awareness Month

Let the World Know:  September is Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Month

Each September, join with those who have been impacted by pulmonary fibrosis worldwide to unite for Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Month.

We are incredibly overwhelmed by the time, hard work, and passion that YOU put into making September 2018 a Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month to remember. Through your efforts and more, you reached more than 1.2 million people to spread the word about pulmonary fibrosis. We genuinely can't thank you enough for the impact you've made on this community. We were honored to have you join us in the fight for raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis. Thank you again and again. 

2018 highlights include: 

•  36 city and state PF Month proclamations, and a United States Senate resolution, were declared 
•  34 buildings and landmarks went blue
•  30 Portraits of PF were shared on social media, and we will continue to share more all year
•  30 Facts In 30 Days on social media informed the public about PF
•  The hashtag #BlueUp4PF spread the message far
•  Media outlets shared stories and information about PF and IPF

You can still engage with us all year. We are happy to share stories and photos of the different journeys people in the PF community experience. Guidelines can be found here. You can either send your story and photos to socialmedia@pulmonaryfibrosis.org or submit this form

Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsor

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30 facts in 30 days

One of the best ways to spread awareness about pulmonary fibrosis is to educate others about the impact of this devastating disease. Each September, the PFF launches 30 Facts In 30 Days on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This campaign shares trusted, medically accurate facts about pulmonary fibrosis. A new fact is shared each day.

Help us spread the message far by liking, sharing, re-tweeting, and commenting on the 30 facts. View our facts here.


SHARE YOUR STORY: PORTRAITS OF PF

Sharing your story with the PFF is a powerful way to spread awareness. We hope to share 30 stories in September, or one story every day. We invite you to share your story in honor of yourself or your loved one with pulmonary fibrosis.

Send an email to socialmedia@pulmonaryfibrosis.org now and we can help you get started. For writing tips or ideas, visit our Share Your Story page.



GO BLUE: #BLUEUP4PF

This is your chance to let your creativity shine! #BlueUp4PF encourages you to wear as much blue as possible, take a selfie, and then post about it on social media using #BlueUp4PF. One popular activity is wearing a blue wig, or going all out and dyeing your hair blue. You can also personalize our printable selfie sign to tell us where you are going blue. Don’t forget to wear your PFF Breathe Bracelet! Bracelets are for sale at Shop-PFF.com and make a great awareness accessory.

You can ask a local building or landmark to go blue, too. Reach out to the building’s management and ask them to participate by changing their evening lighting to blue. You can download our request letter template here.

Download the selfie sign (for individuals)
Download the selfie sign (for organizations)
Download the letter of request (for buildings to participate)
Download the list of buildings participating in #BlueUp4PF 2018

 

MAKE IT OFFICIAL: GET A PROCLAMATION

Declare the month of September Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month in your city or state. Fill in our proclamation template and submit it to your elected official for a signature and official declaration. Then share your proclamation on social media, send it to your local newspaper, and email us to let us know about your accomplishment.

Download the PF Awareness Month proclamation template!


PERSONALIZE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE

Download our Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month profile pictures and timeline photos below. Then, upload them to your social media profile and make a status update about why you support Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Be sure to make your status update public and use the hashtag, #BlueUp4PF so that everyone can see it!

      




LEAD THE WAY AT THE PFF WALK

We’re thrilled to announce the national expansion of the PFF Walk! Build a team, raise funds, and lead the way toward a world without pulmonary fibrosis in three locations and virtually!

Chicago: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Diversey Harbor
Washington, DC: Sunday, October 14, 2018, National Harbor
Virtually: Walk with us anywhere, anytime!

Register today at PFFWalk.org. For questions or more information, please contact Emily at esmith@pulmonaryfibrosis.org.


HOST OR ATTEND AN EVENT

Find a local event in your community, or host one of your very own. Events are a great way to connect with others in the PF community. Here are a few fundraising ideas that you can try:

Bake sale or cook-off
Garage or estate sales
Happy hours or trivia at your favorite restaurant
Walks, runs, marathons, or half-marathons
Sports outings or scrambles (golf, basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc.)

If you’ve never planned an event before and you’re not sure how to start, our dedicated event staff is here to help. Contact us to learn everything you need to know about starting your very own event, or download the Event Leader Guide or contact Jackie at jwilliams@pulmonaryfibrosis.org.

For a full listing of events or to donate to an event, please visit our events calendar.

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