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Message from the President

Kirk Morrison, CPFF President and Chair,
CPFF Board of Directors
Hard to believe that the summer is over, and that Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month is kicking off!
Not sure if everyone knows, but our fiscal year ended July 31, so we’ve started a brand new year.

The Board held its annual retreat in Toronto back in June, where we affirmed our four pillars, namely:
  • Educate Canadians and raise awareness about pulmonary fibrosis
  • Support patients and caregivers
  • Support research in order to better understand and find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis
  • Give a voice to families touched by pulmonary fibrosis.  
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September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Month
Get involved


Gather your friends, family, colleagues or teammates and blow some bubbles for those who have trouble taking a breath. Use the hashtag #CPFFBubbles and post your photos and videos to Facebook.
Communities across Canada are gearing up to increase awareness of pulmonary fibrosis and raise funds for education, research and support. Education sessions are being held; proclamations will be issued by governments; landmarks will sport red and blue lights; and groups of friends, colleagues and families will gather to blow bubbles in support of those who have trouble taking a breath.

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It’s time to contact your federal candidates

With a federal election next month, now is the time to reach out to the candidates in your riding about pulmonary fibrosis issues.
Next month you, along with all eligible Canadians, will have the opportunity to vote in the federal election. Now is the perfect time to get in touch with your local candidates – all of them – to ask how they are going to support people living with pulmonary fibrosis?

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Celebrate Grandparents Day
The second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day in Canada. This Sunday, September 8, make plans to spend some time with your grandparents. Any enjoyable, family activity is a great way to celebrate.

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