Charity ride to support local Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

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Annual charity ride coming up Sept. 13. Register today.
Annual charity ride coming up Sept. 13. Register today.

The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis is launching a new program designed to help families who are suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Pulmonary Fibrosis is a rare lung disease that creates scar tissue inside the lungs, making it harder and harder to breathe.   Pulmonary Fibrosis currently effects more than 500,000 people in the U.S.  After being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, patients must meet with their doctors regularly to monitor their condition.  The increase in doctor visits, home healthcare, and oxygen tanks put a significant financial strain on patients and their families.

Ron and Marylou Geoffroy started the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis after Marylou was diagnosed with the condition.

“As Marylou’s condition deteriorated, we were traveling to Boston for doctors appointments a few times a month,” said Ron Geoffroy, foundation president.  “This is exactly why we started the ‘Breathe Easy’ program, to give some monetary support to families suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

To help families deal with the financial strains that a chronic disease can have, the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis created the Breathe Easy program to provide $50 gas cards to qualified recipients.

The Breathe Easy program is open to anyone who suffers from Pulmonary Fibrosis or for those who are caring for someone with PF.  The Breathe Easy application can be downloaded at http://secondwindforpf.com/breathe-easy-program/.

Right now there is no cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and thanks to donations from the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, new research is helping to find a cure.

To help raise money for this new program the Second Wind Foundation is hosting a charity motorcycle ride this September. The “Give A Gift Of Breath” motorcycle ride will be held on September 13, 2014 and begins at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH.

Enjoy a scenic ride through the tree-lined roads of central New Hampshire, and then enjoy some great food courtesy of the Puritan Back Room.

Registration for the ride begins at 8 a.m. with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.  The cost is $25 per bike and $10 for additional riders.

“The Give a Gift of Breath motorcycle ride is one of our biggest annual fundraisers for the Second Wind Foundation,” said Geoffroy. “To encourage people to sign up early for the ride, we are offering a $5 discount if you register now.”

For more information about the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and to register for our upcoming ride, go to http://secondwindforpf.com/.


The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis is a non-profit charitable organization that helps to raise awareness, provide funding for research, and help families who suffer from Pulmonary Fibrosis. More information about the Second Wind Foundation and Pulmonary Fibrosis can be found at our website, http://secondwindforpf.com.  Tax deductible donations can be made at http://secondwindforpf.com/about/make-a-donation/

 

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