Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month (GPFAM )
September 1 – 30
This September, join with those who have been impacted by pulmonary fibrosis (PF) worldwide to unite for GPFAM. Together, we can make a difference in spreading disease awareness, providing enhanced patient support, increasing essential research funding, and ultimately finding a cure!
Join the PF community and turn the internet blue! Start your personal fundraising page at firstgiving.com/PulmonaryFibrosisFoundation/GPFAM2016 or simply click donate to make a gift. Consider asking for donations for your birthday, anniversary or a workplace giving initiative, as we work together to reach our goal of $15,000 during the month of September! YOU can lead the way towards a world without pulmonary fibrosis!
Creating your fundraise page is easy as 1,2,3:
1. Click on the Fundraise option (IN GREEN)
2. Create your Team in memory or honor of a loved one, a family nickname, or fun group that you want to #BlueUp4PF with
3. Share your Team Link on social media, email or letter and challenge your family and friends to donate and #BlueUp4PF
How can YOU #BlueUp4PF?
Host a #BlueUp4PF bake sale – blueberry muffins, blue cupcakes, blue sugar cookies, blue rice krispie treats, blue frosting on brownies, the options are endless!
Snap a selfie in your PFF blue – For every piece of blue you wear, ask for a donation of $10 or ask family and friends to donate $1 (or other amount) per like your photos receive on social media
- Blue jeans
- Blue shirt
- Paint your nails blue
- Blue wig or hair dye
- Order a temporary tattoo to show your spirit
Get your company involved with a blue jeans day. Speak with your manager or HR director to see if employees can wear blue jeans (or other blue apparel) for a day, week or even month if they make a donation to your fundraising.
Start your own event! Use your interests, hobbies or talents as ideas to get started. The options are endless:
- Golf outings/scramble
- Garage/art/bake sales
- Happy hours
- Marathon/half marathon/endurance events
- Cook or bake-off (cupcakes, chili, etc.)
- Block parties
- Trivia nights
We want to hear from YOU! Send your pictures and stories on the #BlueUp4PF challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We envision a world without pulmonary fibrosis. Thank you for leading the way!