Help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, advocate and promote disease awareness.
The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is 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.
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has an ambitious, forward looking agenda to achieve this mission:
- Substantially increasing funding for IPF research and assist in creating partnerships between the academic research community and the biotech industry to drive new treatments
- Fostering collaboration in the clinical community to share information and ideas, starting with the creation of an annual “IPF Summit” beginning in 2011, to improve channels of communication between researchers
- Sponsoring a series of web-based educational seminars (“webinars”) to bring the latest information and research to patients and families more efficiently
- Establishing a National Affiliate Program to allow the Foundation to reach new communities, grow our patient outreach capabilities, and expand our fundraising, advocacy, and disease awareness efforts
- Continuing our commitment to strongly advocate for the IPF community both locally, and nationally in Washington, D.C.
- Aggressively pursuing an increase in public awareness through a series of public service announcements (PSA), social networking, and traditional media exposure
We hope with this ambitious agenda that we will ultimately achieve our main goal of finding a cure for this disease.