Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

For the thousands of Australians living with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), research means access to life-changing new treatments and hope for a cure. This PF Awareness Month (September), join Australians living with PF, their family, carers and researchers who are standing up as Heroes for Hope to raise awareness and funds for life-changing PF research.

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.

"I dream of a world where there is equity in the way medical research is prioritised, where the journey is eased through new processes and support, where new discoveries and breakthroughs give people like me more valuable time with our loved ones." - Bill Van Nierop, lives with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

PF Heroes for Hope

Join Australians living with PF, carers, inspiring researchers and generous donors and fundraisers and become a Hero for Hope today. Together we can change lives through research and 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.

Investing in research
Lung Foundation Australia's research portfolio includes a fast-growing clinical trials network and a range of research awards and grants that support the best and brightest researchers and drive discoveries into the diagnosis and management of PF.