Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis
The Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis provides support, education, advocacy, and resources for patients http://eaa25.org/category/technical-articles/ living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) as well as their care partners and families, in order to sustain the highest possible quality of life.
How We Accomplish This
Create, develop and facilitate IPF support groups
Develop and implement IPF educational programs
Create, develop and facilitate IPF community events
Provide helpful resources for patients & caregivers
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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.
A collaborative effort at its finest! Second Annual ILD Day to Drive Awareness of Interstitial Lung Disease on Sept. 14 We are proud to work alongside eight partner organizations to present the second annual ILD Day on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to drive awareness of interstitial lung disease (ILD). There are over 200 causes of ILD, which […]
Pennsylvania: Leading state-wide effort in the United States to raise awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis!
Pennsylvania: Leading state-wide effort in the United States to raise awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis with 30 landmarks lit BLUE! There are 30 (yes, 30!) landmarks lit BLUE in Pennsylvania to raise awareness for pulmonary fibrosis from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, to Pittsburgh, PA! (*several photos are stock photos as we are unable to get to all locations)
Wescoe Foundation’s support groups are EXPANDING in New Jersey! This Friday, August 19 from 2-3 pm, we will be launching RWJBarnabas Health/Trinitas Regional Medical Center ILD Support Group! Thank you to RWJ/Trinitas for your hard work and time to make this happen! RSVP at email@example.com
IPF Carebook converted into electronic format! Collaboration and working together is key in managing pulmonary fibrosis. Managing #pulmonaryfibrosis can be overwhelming. One way to help navigate this challenging journey is to stay organized. In a collaborative effort with Temple Health , we have our IPF Carebook in a hard copy and recently converted to the […]