Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis

REGISTRATION is OPEN! 2019 Coopersburg 5K Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Saturday, May 25!

REGISTER and LEARN MORE about our IPF community awareness event! 

Our Mission

The Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis provides support, advocacy and resources for patients and their families living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in order to sustain the highest possible quality of life.

How We Accomplish This
Wescoe Foundation Icons_Support Groups
Create, develop and facilitate IPF support groups
Wescoe Foundation Icons_Information
Develop and implement IPF educational programs
Wescoe Foundation Icons_Events
Create, develop and facilitate IPF community events
Wescoe Foundation Icons_Resources
Provide helpful resources for patients & caregivers

Facts About IPF

Affected Per Year
New Cases Per Year
Die From IPF Per Year

Donate

 

What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)?

Pulmonary Fibrosis is the progressive scarring of the lungs that occurs when air sacs known as alveoli gradually become replaced by fibrotic tissue or scar tissue. As the scar tissue becomes thicker, it leads to stiffness in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Pulmonary fibrosis is found in over 200 lung disorders, so it is important for your health care provider to identify the cause of the fibrosis, because different types of fibrosis respond to different treatments.

Latest News