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2012-09-27 10:25:41

Awards Given for Research, Humanitarian and Advocacy Efforts CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) proudly announces the winners of its three annual awards for distinguished service. Each honoree has made vital contributions to the effort to fight Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) - in research, humanitarian and advocacy efforts. This year's recipients are Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) who is lead sponsor of PF legislation in...

2012-09-24 06:25:04

The American Thoracic Society and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis connect patients to NIH leaders to explore fibrotic disease across organ systems WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Kiley, Ph.D., the Director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Jerry Eu, M.D., the new program director for NHLBI's pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research, will co-host a webinar geared at sharing...

2012-09-20 10:27:29

Advocacy in September for National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few people live to tell their stories as survivors of the lethal lung disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). Two women, still alive because each received a lung transplant, joined the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and its other advocates from across the country to meet with 48 Members of Congress in an effort to help the 130,000 other people who are...

2012-09-10 06:26:40

Actress Rose McGowan Joins Chorus Demanding Change for PF Patients CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year around the world, as many as 48,000 people are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and 40,000 people die - the same number of people who are lost to breast cancer annually. Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating disease that robs people of their ability to breathe. To help raise awareness about this unknown deadly disease, the Coalition for...

2012-07-19 06:26:12

Guy Junker & Stan Savran Host Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Second Year for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Fox Sports Nets Co-Hosts Guy Junker and Stan Savran will join fellow Pittsburgh media celebrity Paul Alexander to host the Second Annual Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis. The event will be held at the North Shore Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, August 11, 2012, and will benefit the...

2012-05-07 10:25:46

Pair plans walk in stadium that holds half as many people as have died from Pulmonary Fibrosis since his death PASADENA, Calif., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a pair of donor lungs had been found in time, Francis G. Chelin might be walking with his wife and daughter. It wasn't. Sadly, in May 2007 the Chatsworth man died after three weeks in an intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center waiting for a double lung transplant. On May 12, 2012, his widow and daughter...

2012-04-06 06:21:57

Patient organization to rally patients, families, advocates to raise awareness and funding for deadly lung disease CULVER CITY, Calif., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today the month of September 2012 will be proclaimed "Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month." In previous years, the CPF has celebrated "National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week" for one week each September, but expanding the time frame to a month will help...

2012-03-19 10:25:07

Meeting may spur faster progress in lung, liver, kidney, heart and skin fibrosis; collaboration could drive future treatments and cures DENVER, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient groups applaud first-of-its-kind medical symposium that brought together experts in fibrotic diseases from around the globe to explore the similarities that exist in fibrosis of different organ systems. The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) and...

2012-02-23 10:00:00

Member Kitty Winterhalter Lopez Suffers from Pulmonary Fibrosis LARGO, Fla., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kitty Winterhalter Lopez has spent much of her life helping tennis tournaments become successful for the love of the game. Now, her tennis club and friends are holding an event weekend that will allow others to show their love for her and others suffering from a deadly lung disease. Lopez was diagnosed six months ago with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), a disease with no...

2012-01-26 09:30:00

Effort Supports the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis POTOMAC FALLS, Va., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catherine Goodrum has been afraid of being in open water most of her life. In an effort to overcome her fear, Goodrum joined a Total Immersion(TM) Women's Swim Camp in St. John, U.S. Virgin lslands and turned the experience into a tribute to her father who died from Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) in 2009. Goodrum swam a total of nine miles during the camp and used her personal...