Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis
The Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis provides support, education, advocacy, and resources for patients living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) as well as their care partners and families, in order to sustain the highest possible quality of life.
To Unite the Pulmonary Fibrosis Community.
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.
Facts About IPF
Wescoe Walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis 2023 – a beautiful day to raise awareness for pulmonary fibrosis!
Wescoe Walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis 2023 – a beautiful day to raise awareness for pulmonary fibrosis! Thank you to everyone who joined us the last Saturday October 28th, for the 18th Annual Wescoe Walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis! This walk started to honor the life of Ron Wescoe, beloved father and coach who passed from […]
Patient Organization Symposium 2023 – Frankfurt, Germany It was a tremendous opportunity to connect with incredible patient advocacy organizations around the world! We truly speak the same language, I am humbled by the tenacity, drive and sheer passion we all have for the patient and care partner voice. Thank you so much to Ms. […]
Support Group week of October 16, 2023! 5 great ways to get connected and feel supported in your Pulmonary Fibrosis Journey this week! Will you be joining us?
PCORI Annual Meeting 2023 in Washington, D.C. – “Engaging Stakeholder to Design a Curriculum for Community Education About Patient-Engaged Research” Dr. Ilene Hollin shares our impactful work at the PCORI 2023 Annual Meeting! A 2 year project that lends to educating the pulmonary fibrosis community about patient-engaged research. A pioneering and innovative project we […]