Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Partners With Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners

June 06, 2011

True to the Evansville-based organization's name, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners has built a partnership with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation with the commonality of the disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in mind.

"We are working to raise awareness of the disease with educational symposia and other teaching events and advocating for patients and their families with connections to local and national organizations to apprise them of new medical research and legislative efforts," says Executive Director Shirley Becker. "We are taking action with education and connections where needed, and one of these mutually beneficial connections is with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation."

With complementing missions, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners and Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation are working together to provide mutual support of their respective missions.

At the grassroots level, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners' mission is to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis and educate, support, and assist our regional community, patients, families and medical professionals in fighting this disease.

At the national level, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's mission is to help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and advocate for the pulmonary fibrosis community both locally and in Washington, D.C. It, too, promotes disease awareness and provides a compassionate environment for patients and their families locally, where it is based out of Chicago.

"The Foundation will assist in programming and materials for outreach and awareness of the disease," Becker said. "The Foundation has numerous affiliated chapters and associated non-profit organizations. We will be sharing our best practices in coordinating a Pulmonary Fibrosis symposium to raise awareness and educate medical professionals about the disease."

Visit www.pulmonaryfibrosispartners.org for more local information, including educational events and patient support group meetings, and visit www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org for more information about the Foundation and its resources.