Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month: September 2019
We need your help.
Join our ‘Listen To Our Lungs’ September campaign to
raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis during Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month and IPF World Week.
I’m Louise Wright, new CEO at Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF) and it’s a pleasure to be in touch and introduce you to APF’s first campaign aimed at raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis during Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month and IPF World Week this September.
Every year Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis joins people across the world who are affected by pulmonary fibrosis to raise awareness and much-needed funds during IPF World Week.
This year we are calling on patients, families, friends, health care professionals and the 70 support groups across the UK to pull together to do something very special during Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month.
We want to speak with one voice to raise awareness of the tell-tale signs of pulmonary fibrosis amongst GPs so that we improve the diagnosis rates for future patients and families.
Every GP practice in the UK needs to know the five sights and sounds to look out for and what to do next. Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month is a great opportunity to connect with other families, healthcare professionals and decision makers in the UK and around the world to share our stories, raise awareness and to bring about change.
Please can you help us?
This year our campaign is called: Listen To Our Lungs
In this pack you’ll find information on how you can get involved, tips on how to get your own stories into the media and ideas to help you raise much-needed funds, perhaps for APF or for a local support group.
What you decide to do as individuals or as a group will be up to you, but the more noise we make this September, the greater the opportunity to bring about change.
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis will support you along the way. We’ll be visiting support groups, presenting individual stories to the national press and getting ready to launch our own GP training module that will reach over 100,000 healthcare professionals including GPs.
With your help we can make a real difference. Thank you.