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 are no longer be possible in person, due to pandemic restrictions, many of them have been 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.

Visit hopebreatheshere.com for lots of ways you can get involved during Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, from educational webinars to a national virtual walk. Throughout September 2021, Hope Breathes Here events will raise awareness, funds, and hope through Canada-wide virtual events that are accessible, informative, and fun.

Here are some other ways you can get involved:

CPFF newsletter

  • Read Hope Breathes Here, the CPFF newsletter. The August 2021 issue highlights Awareness Month events and activities.
  • Sign upfor future newsletters.

Follow CPFF on social media

Tell us what you’re doing to raise awareness by

  • Posting to the CPFF Facebook
  • Posting to Twitter(@The_CPFF)
  • Tag your social media posts with #hopebreatheshere

Send an email to your MPP or MLA

During Awareness Month, CPFF is advocating for expanded access to the anti-fibrotic medication nintedanib (Ofev). You can add your voice to this initiative. More information and a sample email are available here. 

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.

Put up a poster

Spread the word about Pulmonary Fibrosis in your community by printing the poster below and putting it up in pharmacies, grocery stores, libraries, community centres and other venues in your area.