RUN the Violet Rippy 5K for Pulmonary Fibrosis: Saturday, July 15 (Pittsburgh, PA)

July 11, 2017 The 7th annual Violet Rippy 5K for Pulmonary Fibrosis will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 on the North Shore Riverfront, Pittsburgh, PA. In 2016, over 600 strong, walked or ran, to raise awareness and funds for the University of Pittsburgh  Dorothy P.  and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease at UPMC in hopes …..

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June 30, 2017

INCREDIBLE NEWS! Patient advocacy and support at its FINEST! The General Assembly of Pennsylvania passed House Resolution No. 402 on Monday, June 26 designating the week of September 10 through 16, 2017, as “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research and Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania to increase awareness and understanding of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. THANK YOU to our …..

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2017 Coopersburg 5K Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis

June 7, 2017

The 2017 Coopersburg 5K Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis (Sat. May 27) was an incredible morning to learn about IPF, talk about IPF and raise awareness for IPF. A HUGE thank you to the Borough of Coopersburg, incredible sponsors, dedicated volunteers and simply the BEST runners, health and wellness expo vendors and PF community! A heartfelt …..

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Bloomsburg University: 2017 Health and Science Symposium

April 24, 2017

Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis attended Bloomsburg University’s Health and Science Symposium on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21! We had the pleasure of meeting motivated, ambitious, driven students in the science field. It’s important to us to start with young adults to educate and raise awareness for IPF.  It was a wonderful opportunity …..

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PF Support Groups: St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson and Bethlehem Campuses

April 20, 2017

We had amazingly informative support groups last week!  Dr. Dan Ray (LVHN) presented on Palliative Care at the Anderson Campus and Jean Upton, RRT, LVHN presented about Pulmonary Rehab. at the Bethlehem Campus. Thank you!

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A SUCCESS! IPF Information Seminar on Tuesday, March 28

March 31, 2017

A SUCCESS! On Tuesday, March 28 we held our IPF Information Seminar at Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA. It was an afternoon where patients and caregivers learned up-to-date information about IPF, its treatment, clinical trials, lung transplantation/candidacy, management and support! Thank you to our expert presenters from Temple Lung Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, St. …..

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IPF Information Seminar: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1.30-4.30 pm at Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA

March 20, 2017

  IPF Information Seminar Date: NEW DATE Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Seminar: 1.30-4.30 pm (registration opens at 1 pm) Location: Hotel Bethlehem, Mural Ballroom 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 RSVP: Amy Bonsal 215.707.9020   Click here for printable flyer: WFPF_IPFInformationSeminar2017NEWDATEFLYER  

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New PF Support Group at St. Luke’s Hospital/ Bethlehem, PA starting March 9, 2017

February 6, 2017

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group will be held every 2nd THURSDAY of each month starting: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Thursday, April 13, 2017 Thursday, May 11, 2017 Thursday, June 8, 2017 Thursday, July 13, 2017 Thursday, August 10, 2017 Thursday, September 14, 2017 (PF Global Awareness Month) Thursday, October 12, 2017 Thursday, November 9, 2017 Thursday, …..

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PF Support Group 2017: St. Luke’s University Hospital/Anderson Campus

January 23, 2017

PF Support Group Every second Wednesday of each month Next meeting is on March 8. 2017 2-3.30 pm St. Luke’s University Hospital/Anderson Campus Come join us!  

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Wescoe Walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis (Sat., Oct. 29): A GREAT SUCCESS!!

November 21, 2016

Wescoe Walk for Awareness of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)   My Dad, Ron Wescoe, was the type of Dad who had all the time in the world for my two older brothers and me . He would sit and talk with  us, really talk with us, about what was happening in our lives.  We felt …..

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