September 22nd through the 29th is National Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a debilitating disease marked by progressive scarring of the lungs that gradually interferes with a person's ability to breathe. There is no cure, and currently there is NO FDA approved treatment. The disease is fatal, within 5 to 7 years of diagnosis. Approximately 128,000 people in the United States have IPF, and an estimated 48,000 new cases develop each year.
I personally have a friend suffering from this, so take a few moments to consider donating, will you? Every little bit helps.
You can learn more about PF at The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis' website
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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