IPF Week 2021
IPF week is from 18 - 25 September 2021.
Three years ago, Caroline’s father passed away from IPF. To mark IPF week this week, she’s been kind enough to share her family’s story with us, to help us raise awareness and find a cure for this awful disease.
IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a disease affecting over 30,000 people in the UK, but there is still no cure. Approximately 6,000 people are diagnosed with it each year.
What is IPF?
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung condition that scars your lungs and reduces the efficiency of your breathing.
We've already spent £2.5m funding IPF research, but we urgently need more to look into causes, treatments and a cure for IPF, as well as improvements to care and support for people living with the disease.
Support IPF research during IPF Week
Read our IPF stories
My book explains the pandemic to children and raises money for IPF
After Lisa saw her grandson’s confusion about not being able to give her a hug, she decided to write a book explaining COVID-19 to children. She’s donating a percentage of the proceeds to fund research into IPF, as her dad was diagnosed with the condition in February.