2020 Info and Tools

Awareness Month 2020

Information and Tools

Click on the following headings for more information, instructions, tools and sample to help you participate in Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month 2020. If you still have questions, please contact CPFF’s Executive Director Sharon Lee by email at sharon@cpff.ca.

Light up a landmark

Request a proclamation

Light up a landmark

CPFF is once again asking its supporters to request the lighting of community landmarks in September to promote Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Sports facilities, clock towers and town halls are often lit up for charitable purposes.

The earlier you make the request, the more likely you are to be successful. You need to be a resident of the city/town in order to make a request. Often, the request is made online. If not, call your local municipality to find out where to direct your request.

Some of the information you may need include what colour light you’d like. CPFF’s colours are blue and red, representing the oxygenation of the bloodstream by the lungs, from “blue” to “red.” If only one colour is possible, red is the preferred colour, symbolizing oxygenated blood.

You may also need to know that the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Its charitable registration # is 850554858RR0001.

If you need a brief description of CPFF. Please use the following:

About the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

A registered charity, the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation raises funds to finance research to better understand, develop treatments, and find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. The foundation works to increase public awareness of the disease, support those affected by pulmonary fibrosis and to represent the patient voice to government, healthcare professionals and the public. For more information, visit www.cpff.ca.

Finally, be sure to let CPFF Executive Director Sharon Lee sharon@cpff.ca know about the requests you have submitted, so we can prevent duplicate requests.

Request a proclamation

Each year, CPFF asks volunteers to request federal, provincial and municipal governments to proclaim September as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. To accommodate COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions, you may want to ask your Mayor for a video (with a phone) of them making the proclamation. You can find a sample proclamation from Burnaby B.C. Mayor Mike Hurley from last year, here.

You may need to provide authorities with some additional information about the organization. The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization and its charitable registration # is 850554858RR0001.

If you need a brief description of CPFF. Please use the following:

About the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

A registered charity, the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation raises funds to finance research to better understand, develop treatments, and find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. The foundation works to increase public awareness of the disease, support those affected by pulmonary fibrosis and to represent the patient voice to government, healthcare professionals and the public. For more information, visit www.cpff.ca.

Once again, please let CPFF’s Executive Director Sharon Lee sharon@cpff.ca know if you are asking your local tow or city to make a proclamation, as only residents of a municipality can make these requests and to help prevent duplicate requests.