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Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. To help spread awareness of this disorder, I've enclosed a photo of The Virginia Peninsula Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, taken at their August meeting. The group meets monthly, under the umbrella of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, right here in Williamsburg, at 3 PM on the fourth Wednesday of every month in suite 202, 5424 Discovery Blvd. Membership in this group is open to anyone whose life is or has been impacted by Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a serious disorder that creates scarring (fibrosis) in the delicate lung tissue of affected patients causing progressive, incurable lung disease; and PF can progress quickly, often causing limited quality of life, disability and/or death within a few short years. There are over 22,000 folks living with PF in Virginia. PF kills approximately the same number of people annually as breast cancer, yet it remains an unknown disease that receives very little attention.

Thank you,

Bill Burke
Support Group Facilitator

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