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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...

2012-02-28 13:00:00

Anything Goes' Julie Halston, Robert Creighton, and Surprise Guest Joel Grey Join Legendary Belter Darlene Love for Second Annual Broadway Belts for PFF! NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With honors ranging from the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame to the Tony Awards, Broadway's best performers gathered Monday night to raise awareness of the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning...

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...

2011-12-22 08:30:00

Promo Pays Tribute to Mary Kay Director Lost to Pulmonary Fibrosis CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today the launch of the first campaign to raise funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) while paying tribute to a Mary Kay independent sales director who lost her fight to PF at the age of 45. The "Lips for a Cure" campaign kicks off today and runs through February 29, 2012. (To view ad, visit:...

2011-12-06 15:48:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's (PFF) inaugural conference on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, was recently held in Chicago. The event brought together medical professionals, patients, and caregivers for an innovative two-day meeting. Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, IPF Summit 2011 Faculty Member and PFF Medical Advisory Board Member commented on the importance of the event: "The Summit...

2011-10-17 16:37:00

New Awards Totaling $200,000 to be Offered in 2012; Deadline for Letters of Intent is November 17, 2011 CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it has established the PFF Research Fund to Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis, a fund created to support research that will assist in the development of successful therapies for pulmonary fibrosis (PF). PF is a progressive and ultimately fatal lung disease that affects more than 200,000...

2011-09-21 16:28:00

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation On Course to Achieve Major 2011 Initiatives CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is pleased to announce that it has received an official endorsement from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) for its upcoming scientific conference, IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, taking place on December 1-3, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. "We are proud to have an ATS endorsement for the Summit," says Daniel M. Rose,...

2011-09-19 12:00:00

Ninth Annual National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week Sept. 18-24 CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doris Lowenthal planned to be on Capitol Hill this week. As a member of the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis' (CPF) Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Week volunteer team, she was scheduled for more than 60 meetings with members of Congress and staff members. She prepared just what she wanted to say to them to gain their compassion and their co-sponsorship of a...

2011-09-12 13:40:00

American Thoracic Society and Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Partner to Raise Awareness, Help Patients, Move Legislation on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) are holding two weeks of national awareness efforts (September 13-18 and Sept. 18-24 respectively) to bring attention to a lethal lung disease that claims as many American lives each year as breast cancer - yet is...