Awareness Month

September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, when we band together to increase awareness of PF in communities across the country. In these times of COVID-19, with many people experiencing the breathlessness that can be a symptom of this virus, our stories of life with PF should resonate even more strongly with the media, governments, and the public.

While some of our usual events and activities will no longer be possible in person, due to physical distancing requirements, many of them will be adapted to accommodate such restrictions or take place virtually. We will stand together in spirit, even though we will remain apart physically.

People living with the disease and their families, friends, colleagues and communities find satisfaction in participating in these initiatives. You will too.

We’ve also got tools, instructions and samples

Here are some ways you can get involved:

CPFF newsletter

  • Read Hope Breathes Here, the CPFF newsletter. The June, August and September issues will feature information about Awareness Month initiatives in your community.
  • Sign up for future newsletters.

Check out Events to see what’s happening in your community. Participate if you can.

Blow Bubbles for those who can’t

  • Read about this PF Awareness Month activity in our newsletter
  • Share your photos on:

CPFF Facebook page

CPFF Twitter page (@The_CPFF)

Your own Facebook pages

Instagram

  • Tag with #CPFFBubbles

Take part in the national, virtual, Clarke Walk for PF

Usually taking place in Calgary’s Edworthy park, this year’s Clarke Walk will take place as a virtual, national event, encouraging participants to walk a total of 5,150 km. – the distance across Canada. The fundraising goal will be the equivalent of $1 per km. or $5,150. Participants will walk in their local communities over the course of a week, maintaining social distancing. More details coming soon. 

Light up a landmark

Sports facilities, clock towers and town halls are often able to be lit up for charitable purposes. Check now with your community about lighting a landmark in red and blue for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. You need to be a resident to make this request. The earlier you make the request, the more likely you are to be successful. Find more info here.

Request a proclamation

Each year CPFF supporters ask their local officials to proclaim September as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. You need to be a resident to make this request. The earlier you make the request, the more likely you are to be successful. You can find a sample proclamation and more information here.

Tell us what you’re doing to raise awareness by

  • Posting to the CPFF Facebook
  • Posting to Twitter (@The_CPFF)
  • Reach out to your local media (newspapers, radio, television) to share your story

Follow CPFF on social media

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter(@The_CPFF)
  • Tag your social media posts with #CPFF-PF, #CPFF-IPF and #CPFFBubbles