Bob Williams was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2011. There is currently no cure for this disease, but researchers are working towards finding medications that can alter or stop the condition from worsening. For the last year, Bob has been involved in a drug study to test the effectiveness of these medications. He will continue in this study for another year. It is a hard disease to imagine. You don't know if one day you will wake up and lose more of your ability to process oxygen through your lungs. For now, all we can do is hope that the medication and exercise will help stop the spread of IPF.
We will be walking or jogging a 5K for Bob Williams on April 20th, 2013 behind the Evans Library. To register, please click the green DONATE button and give $25 or more and email your tshirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday April 5th. We know everyone can't walk here in Evans, but we hope you can still support our team and even have a walk of your own in your home town.
All proceeds of this event are to be donated to the Coalition of Pulmonary Fibrosis to support their mission to: help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocate for the pulmonary fibrosis community both locally and in Washington, D.C., promote disease awareness, and provide a compassionate environment for patients and their families.
Most of us don't know PF kills 40,000 people a year. We need to bring attention and awareness to this disease. Just get your friends, family, friends' friends, family friends, and anyone and everyone that you come in contact with to come out and help bring awareness to pulmonary fibrosis.
Our team goal is to raise $5000.00. Let's all work together to fundraise and bring awareness to this disease.
Let's go team!