Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

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.

This initiative relies heavily on social media participation to spread the word about pulmonary fibrosis all over the world. One of the first steps you can take is to follow and interact with us on our social media channels.

Find us online with our handle @pfforg on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use the hashtags #PFMonth and #BlueUp4PF to start getting social!

Ready to get started? To learn how you can make an impact during Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, download the official planning guide below.

NOTE: For optimal viewing, please download the Planning Guide and open with a PDF reader.

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For questions about PF Awareness Month or any of the steps inside this planning guide, contact us at socialmedia@pulmonaryfibrosis.org.


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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the information guide here.

30 facts in 30 days

30 Facts in 30 DaysOne 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. The first fact will be posted on September 1. 

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


People Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis

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.

Get started and submit your story now on our Share Your Story page.


Building light up blue to support Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness

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)



Blue Bracelets to Support Pulmonary Fibrosis

You can show your support to the PF community by making a donation to the Foundation. Throughout the entire month of September, the Foundation welcomes everyone who has been touched by the stories, facts, photos, and more to make a gift to help people everywhere who are living with pulmonary fibrosis. Make your donation here.



Join the PFF Walk virtually! Create a team and represent the PFF Walk at five locations or nation-wide on September 26 and 27th.

Chicago: September 12
San Francisco: September 19
Virtual: September 26 and 27
Washington DC: October 10
Dallas: October 24
New York City: Spring 2021 (TBA)

For more information, email us at pffwalk@pulmonaryfibrosis.org, call 855.Walk.PFF (855.925.5733), or visit PFFWalk.org.


Host an event

Did you know you can create your own personal fundraiser right from your Facebook page? It only takes a few clicks, and it’s an easy way to raise awareness and get your friends and family involved with your efforts. Follow these steps to set up your fundraiser today.

Kick your fundraising up a notch by hosting your own event! Community events range from walks to bake sales and everything in-between. No matter how big or small your event is, we are here to help you along the way.

For resources and tips on how to get started, check out our Team PFF Event Leader Guide or contact Jackie Williams (312.224.4667).


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!

PROFILE PICTURES (click to enlarge and download)

I am a PF Hero  I am an IPF Hero 
I Have PF  I Have IPF
I lost someone with PF  I lost someone with IPF    I love someone with PF  I love someone with IPF
Caregiver I love my PF Hero Caregiver I love my IPF Hero
I am a PF Lung Transplant Hero I am an IPF Lung Transplant Hero

COVER PHOTOS (click to enlarge and download)

Timeline - I am a PF hero

I Have PF Timeline

Timeline - I am an IPF hero

I have IPF Timeline

Timeline - I lost someone with IPF

Timeline - I lost someone with PF

Timeline - I love someone with IPF

Timeline - I love someone with PF

Timeline - I am a PF transplant hero

Timeline - I am an IPF transplant hero

Timeline - I love my IPF Hero

Timeline - I love my PF Hero

NEW! Yard Signs

We are happy to include yard signs in this year's list of PFAM activities. This year, why not participate in #BlueUp4PF by decorating the exterior of your home? Choose from two messages in a large (24" x 36") or small (27" x 18") size. Click on the photos to enlarge.

TO ORDER: To order a yard sign, download the sign(s) of your choice, and then get in touch with your local printing shop. Staff at your printing shop of choice can work with you directly to create the yard signs. 

Large Signs (24" x 36")

Large Yard Sign 1  pulmonary fibrosis awareness month yard sign

Large Yard Sign 1:
Lingering cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Learn more at pulmonaryfibrosis.org. (Click here for a version without print marks)
Large Yard Sign 2:
In our home, we #BlueUp4PF. Learn more at pulmonaryfibrosis.org. (Click here for a version without print marks)

Small Signs (18" x 27")

pulmonary fibrosis awareness month yard sign pulmonary fibrosis awareness month yard sign

Small Yard Sign 1: 
Lingering cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Learn more at pulmonaryfibrosis.org. (Click here for a version without print marks)
Small Yard Sign 2:
In our home, we #BlueUp4PF. Learn more at pulmonaryfibrosis.org. (Click here for a version without print marks)

Sample images via VistaPrint.


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