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Date:9/9/2009

ort of the bill which currently has 36 co-sponsors. The memorial golf tournament will be held during National PF Week which is set for September 14-21 and both Dr. Sandler and Froma Sandler will be on Capitol Hill again this year.

"Dr. and Mrs. Sandler are such great role models for this cause. They are helping to bring much needed funding and awareness for PF and with their help, we will find desperately needed treatments," said Mishka Michon, Chief Executive Officer of the CPF.

Events as part of the golf tournament include a day of golf, a luncheon, dinner, a live auction and special prizes.

For further information or sponsorship, please contact Lauren Pinnar at (703) 860-0806.

About Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF)

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) 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 PF, and there is currently no known cause or cure. An estimated 48,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. PF is difficult to diagnose and an estimated two-thirds of patients die within five years of diagnosis. Sometimes PF can be linked to a particular cause, such as certain environmental exposures, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, residual infection, or autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis. However, in many instances, no known cause can be established. When this is the case, it is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

About the CPF

The CPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to accelerate research efforts leading to a cure for pulmonary fibrosis (PF), while educating, supporting, and advocating for the community of patients, families, and medical professionals fighting this disease. The CPF funds promising research into new approaches to tr
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