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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.

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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