Organized by: Steve Kivlen and Friends of IPFCure
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive lung disease that causes permanent damage to the lungs. The tissue damage that occurs with IPF may be the result of abnormal healing in response to tiny injuries in the deepest tissues within the lungs. In response to these injuries, tiny air sacs in the lung called alveoli (al-VEE-oh-lie) thicken and stiffen, causing a type of scarring (fibrosis). This makes it difficult for the oxygen you breathe in to enter the bloodstream.
Steve Kivlen, Founder of IPFCure, is seeking to raise funds for IPF Research, to develop better treatments and ultimately a cure for a disease which inflicts millions each year.
"I feel compelled to act...If not for myself then for the thousands of others that fall victim to this insidious disease without warning or cause every year. We must help support research and move closer to better treatments and ultimately a cure.." --- Steve