Four weeks for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Let’s raise awareness, hope and funds.
Clarke Walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Throughout September, 2020
Canada is vast, but so is the heart of the pulmonary fibrosis community. Join the Clarke Family and friends across Canada this September by walking for CPFF – in your yard, around the block, or in one of our country’s beautiful parks. You can walk a little or a lot throughout the month to show your support – just remember to record your kilometres walked so we can reach our goal of “walking across Canada”: 6818 kms! Who are the Clarkes? After having lost her Grandpa Chris to pulmonary fibrosis in 2007, then witnessing several other family members fall victim to the disease (including cousin Rayyan who was diagnosed at age one and is currently on oxygen 24/7), Abbie Clarke knew she had to do something to help. This remarkable young woman was the driving force behind the first Clarke Walk for CPFF. This year, with the added challenge of COVID-19 making large gatherings too risky for those living with lung disease, CPFF is asking Canadians from coast to coast to join the Clarkes in a walk for pulmonary fibrosis.
Labour Day Virtual Bubbles Event
September 7, 2020 (7:00PM, Local Time)
To help celebrate Labour Day, snapd and the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation have teamed up to host an interactive virtual bubbles experience in augmented reality that unites our nation. Who doesn’t love bubbles? They’re fun, carefree, nostalgic – and now they’ll be virtual and accessible to everyone with an internet connection, from the comfort of our homes! Those of us who can blow bubbles with ease, take this small joy for granted, but for people with a lung disease like Pulmonary Fibrosis, breathing and blowing bubbles can be very challenging. Join your neighbours from coast to coast on Labour Day Monday at 7pm, from your home, yard, balcony, or anywhere else to have fun raising awareness, hope, and funds for Canadians living with pulmonary fibrosis.
CPFF Educational Forums
Throughout September, 2020
CPFF Educational Forums will take place virtually across Canada throughout September. A diverse line up of healthcare experts will share the latest pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research, insights on disease management, the impact of COVID-19 on PF, advance care planning, palliative care, and more. Video sessions will take place through the CPFF Event Portal and are easy to access from anywhere with an internet connection. Access sessions as they happen in any province, from the comfort of your home by registering here.
Hope Breathes Here Wrap-up and Applause
October 3, 2020 (1:00PM, EST)
Join us as we wrap up global pulmonary fibrosis month and Hope Breathes Here 2020 with a Canada-wide video call. Together we’ll celebrate the new memories and friendships we’ve made with a recap slide show packed with photos shared by our pulmonary fibrosis community throughout September. All month long our community will be walking to build awareness for pulmonary fibrosis and raising money to help fund research, patient, and caregiver services. Tune in to this live video stream as we unveil how many kilometres we’ve collectively walked across Canada and how much money we’ve raised.
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The CPFF Event Portal gives you access to event details, speaker bios, live educational and community video sessions as they happen, networking with other participants, and more. Once registered, you'll receive a welcome email with a link to the CPFF Event Portal, which gives you access to it all from your desktop, laptop or any mobile device. Learn more
Get the Mobile App! The CPFF Event Portal is now available as a mobile app making it even easier to access Hope Breathes Here Events from your mobile phone or tablet. Get the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.