What’s Happening

Thank you!

Despite the restrictions of the pandemic, this year’s virtual Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month campaign in September raised more than $69,000 (as of September 30,2020) and drew thousands to our education forums, Virtual Bubbles event and the Clarke Walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Thanks to all of you, participation and connections were made across the country. More than 500 of you shared tributes and stories and almost 1,100 photos. You walked 16, 107 km, well beyond a return journey across the country (which is 6,818 km one way) in the Clarke Walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Thousands of you took part in our Virtual Bubbles event. And we all appreciated the more than 20 experts from across the country who shared their knowledge and answered your questions during 17 live, online, educational forums.

The Wrap up and Applause event was both touching and inspirational. To the hundreds of people across the country who helped show people with pulmonary fibrosis and their families that they are not alone, thank you!

Your actions make a difference to the 30,000 Canadians living with pulmonary fibrosis.

And to those with the disease who participated, thank you for facing the challenges you do everyday and offering hope for others and the future.

Check out www.hopebreatheshere.com to browse through some of the stories and photos you submitted, as well as greetings from several elected officials and photos of landmarks that were lit up during the month to mark Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Take a look at some of the media coverage we received too.

The Wrap up and Applause event video is now available. The educational sessions will be posted on the website soon. Stay tuned.