IPF Week 2020
IPF week is from Monday 14 - Sunday 20 September 2020.
Ann lives with IPF and experiences breathlessness on a daily basis. She describes it as feeling like she is underwater: "you need to breathe, but you can't because you're going to drown".
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
One-off donation (in memory)
Monthly donation (in memory)
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.