IPF Week - 16-22 September 2019
IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a disease affecting over 30,000 people in the UK, but there is still no cure.
Ann and John both live with IPF and experience breathlessness on a daily basis. Ann describes it as feeling like she is underwater: "you need to breathe, but you can't because you're going to drown".
You can make a difference by donating towards IPF research today. The disease is more common than we thought: around 32,500 people across the UK have it and 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 into causes, treatments and a cure for IPF, as well as improvements to care and support for people living with the disease. Help fund research by supporting us during IPF Week.