Welcome to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) Online Fundraising Page!
Getting started is easy
It only takes a few minutes to create your online fundraising page:
- Click the Get Started button
- Personalize the text and the photo on your online fundraising page to express your personal connection to PF
- Send the link out to your friends, family, colleagues - anyone you think will help you reach your goal
If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-222-8541 x704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting the CPF. Your donations guarantee that the CPF can be fully responsive to every patient, help emerging research into treatments and cures, and support the education of patients, caregivers and physicians on issues around IPF.
Did You Know?
40,000 people will die from PF this year. Of the 128,000 others suffering from PF, only approximately 350 will receive lung transplants, the only life-saving option. These numbers make PF one of the worst diagnoses anyone can have
There is no known cause, treatment or cure for PF, and the disease is relentlessly progressive; on average, patients pass away within two to five years of diagnosis
PF patients gradually lose the ability to process oxygen as their lungs fill with scar tissue; researchers have yet to discover a treatment to prevent this terrible decline
Since 1999, the number of patients with PF has increased by 156%, to more than 128,000, and more than 50% of cases are misdiagnosed for a year or more
Assists tens of thousands of patients with education, resources, referrals, advocacy, and support
Directly accelerating funding for new research into understanding Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) – beginning with an initial $59,000 research gift early in its history, the CPF will reach $400,000 in one research funding partnership with the American Thoracic Society, for a total of more than $1 million invested overall
Serves as a national voice for PF on Capitol Hill-partnered with members of Congress to introduce the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act of 2008, legislation authorizing Federal funds for PF research
Distributes, free of charge, peer-reviewed educational materials to patients, their families, and medical professionals to improve awareness of PF and enhance standards of care nationwide
Established one of the largest registries in the U.S. to improve understanding of the needs of the patients we serve, and accelerate clinical trial recruitment efforts around the country
Provides, through its quarterly Action Alert newsletter, the nation’s first national effort to educate patients and healthcare professionals on educational initiatives, new research, and information important to improve the lives of those fighting PF