PF Awareness Month


This September, we are here for each other

Each September, join with those who have been impacted by pulmonary fibrosis worldwide to unite for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month (PFAM)! This year, the theme is “Here for Each Other,” and we’re showcasing how you, the pulmonary fibrosis community, stand together in the fight against this disease. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever and we want you to participate. And you can do it all right on social media!

Beginning September 1, the PFF will be posting content every day on social media. We need you to like, share, and comment on the content to help the messages reach a wider audience.

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, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtags #PFMonth and #BlueUp4PF to start getting social!

Join us this September as we stand together — Here for Each Other — to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis.

Keep reading to learn about the different ways YOU can take action in September. For questions about PFAM, contact us at

How to get involved

Participate in PFAM by joining us for as many activities as you can. Read more below!

Get informed: Follow the 30 Facts In 30 Days series

One of the best ways to spread awareness about pulmonary fibrosis is to educate others about the impact of this devastating disease. Beginning on September 1 and through September 30, we'll post one daily fact about pulmonary fibrosis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This campaign provides trusted, medically accurate facts about pulmonary fibrosis. A new fact is shared each day at 11:00 a.m. CT.

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


Share your story in the Portraits of PF series

Submissions are open! You can submit your story and be a part of the Portraits of PF series.

Each day at 1:00 p.m. CT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, the Foundation will post a written story and photo from people living with PF, caregivers, transplant recipients, those who have lost a loved one, and healthcare professionals as a part of the Portraits of PF series on Facebook. These heartfelt stories help others understand the many journeys people affected by PF have experienced.

Please like, share, and comment on the Portraits of PF stories to show your support.

Go Blue: #BlueUp4PF with Selfies and Landmarks

This is your chance to let your creativity shine! #BlueUp4PF encourages you to:

  1. Wear as much blue as possible
  2. Take a selfie
  3. Post it on social media with the hashtag #BlueUp4PF and tell everyone why you are going blue for PFAM
  4. Send us your photo so we can share it on our page!

Take it one step further by getting a local building or landmark in your community to go blue, too. Reach out to the building’s management and ask them to participate by changing their evening lighting to blue.

If you secure a building lighting, be sure to let us know so we can share the news! Blue buildings will be shared on social media in the evenings at 7:00 p.m. CT during September. 


Customize Your Social Media Profile

Raise awareness on social media with a variety of downloadable images. Download these images to your desktop or mobile, upload them to social media, and tell the world why you are raising awareness in September. Need help? Consider using the following language:

This September, I am joining the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. More than 250,000 Americans are living with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. There is no known cure. Join me this month and learn about this disease, help raise awareness, and make a donation to the Foundation at  @pfforg #BlueUp4PF #PFMonth

Social Media Downloadables

I am a pulmonary fibrosis hero

I am a pulmonary fibrosis advocate

I am living with pulmonary fibrosis

I am a pulmonary fibrosis lung transplant recipient

I lost someone who lived with pulmonary fibrosis

I love someone who lives with pulmonary fibrosis

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

Make a Gift

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.


Thank you to our Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Sponsorships are available!