Change lives through research
Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a debilitating and rare condition that causes scarring which stiffens the lungs, progressively reducing a person’s ability to breathe. For some people, the cause is unknown and for most, the survival rates can be as low as some of the most devastating cancers – but there is hope. In recent years, Australian-based research into this complex disease has provided significant advances in treatments which are helping to slow disease progression – providing hope that never existed before.
To mark the start of PF Awareness Month, we are thrilled to provide Australia’s single-biggest philanthropic investment in dedicated PF research to our research partners at the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis. This $1.1 million investment has been made possible by an anonymous donor family whose father passed away from PF and will support ground-breaking and world-leading discoveries tackling the debilitating and incurable lung disease that impacts on thousands of Australians each year. Click here to find out more.
Scientific breakthroughs take time and brilliant minds.
With greater awareness and funding, researchers can continue to make life-changing discoveries. You can help drive real and lasting change by becoming a PF Hero for Hope this Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Give hope to Australian families affected by PF. Every dollar makes a difference and helps fuel life-changing research.
PF Heroes for Hope
Live your best life with Pulmonary Fibrosis
Being told you or someone you love has Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) can be a very overwhelming and frightening experience. PF is a very complex disease and very little is known so the medical information you receive may be limited or difficult to understand at times. There are also many decisions to be made including treatment as well as emotional and practical concerns. Remember that you are not alone. Lung Foundation Australia has a range of free resources and support services available to help you live your best life.