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.

Each September, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) celebrates Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. This initiative relies heavily on social media participation to spread the word about pulmonary fibrosis (PF) 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. 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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Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsor


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.



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.



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 a Gift

You can show your support to the PF community by making a donation to the Foundation as a part of the 30 Reasons to Give campaign. At the conclusion of PF Awareness Month on September 30, 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.



Celebrate Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month by attending an official PFF Walk! Build a team, raise funds, and lead the way toward a world without pulmonary fibrosis in three locations and virtually. 

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


Host 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.


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 - I am  PF Hero       
Profile - I Lost someone to PF

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