5th Annual NYC Run-Walk-Hike for Pulmonary Fibrosis
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Please mark your calendar and join us for the 5th Annual NYC Run-Walk-Hike to benefit the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF).
This year’s event will kick-off on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. in New York City’s Central Park. Save the date and stay tuned for details, donation options, sponsorship opportunities and how to organize a team.
As many of you know, Pulmonary Fibrosis is a fatal lung disease that takes the lives of approximately 40,000 Americans each year – the same number as breast cancer – and kills an estimated two-thirds of patients within five years of diagnosis. PF can strike anyone. There is no cure, no FDA approved treatment and the only solution is a lung transplant, for which only a small percentage of patients are eligible.
In 2011 we had roughly 250 participants, this year we expect to continue to grow our participation and fundraising. As always, we are honoring all who are affected by PF: those whose lives have been taken by the disease, family members and advocates of PF patients, individuals awaiting lung transplants and others celebrating their recent transplants. Our gathering allows us to come together with the common goal of finding support in each other and helping fight this terrible disease together.
With your dedication and support over the last 4 years we have raised over $160,000. Your contributions have directly helped the CPF fund patient services and enhance research efforts.
This run/walk is a gift to all the patients alive now who would continue living if a treatment were discovered. Please help us make a difference for them!
Please join us on Saturday, May 12th as we set out to further increase awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis and take another step toward finding a cure, or please consider making a contribution to the CPF in the name of our event (www.coalitionforpf.org).
If you are interested in volunteering, sponsorship or starting your own fundraising page, please contact me or Su Hwang at the CPF (email@example.com or 888-222-8541x704).
Terence F. Hales
Board Member, Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
408 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019