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Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Fundraising Events Raise $280,000 for IPF
Date:10/29/2007

150 guests enjoyed a Pacific Ocean sunset dining and music event as well as a touching live butterfly release. The butterfly form is similar in look to human lungs, and is a magnificent symbol of hope. The CPF adopted its unique butterfly fundraising logo in 2003 for its annual fundraising campaigns beginning in 2004.

The event provided fun and elegant atmospheres for guests to mingle and share their commitment to furthering this important cause. At the same time, their participation continues to serve as a source of hope to the thousands of patients around the country suffering from IPF and the physicians who treat them.

To learn more about future CPF fundraising activities or to plan a fundraising event of any size in your city, please contact Mishka Michon at (888) 222-8541, ext. 701 or email her at mmichon@coalitionforpf.org. You can also visit our Web page at http://www.coalitionforpf.org.

About Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

IPF is a lung disorder characterized by a progressive scarring -- known as fibrosis -- and deterioration of the lungs, which slowly robs its victims of their ability to breathe. Approximately 128,000 Americans suffer from IPF, which is the most prevalent of a classification of lung disorders known as interstitial lung diseases (ILD's). There is currently no known cause or cure for IPF, nor is there an FDA-approved treatment. An estimated 48,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. IPF is difficult to diagnose, and an estimated two-thirds of patients die within five years of diagnosis.

About the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to accelerate research efforts leading to a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), while educating, supporting, and advocating for the community of patients, families, an
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