Second Wind Foundation donates $5K to Mass General for Pulmonary Fibrosis research

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Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis President Ron Geoffroy and Dr. Andrew Tager, center. Other's pictured: Katharine Black, MD, Rachel Knipe, MD, David Lagares, MD, Neil Ahluwalia, MD, Flavia Castelino, MD, Veronica Pace, MD, Paula Grasberger, MD
Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis President Ron Geoffroy and Dr. Andrew Tager, center. Others pictured: Katharine Black, MD, Rachel Knipe, MD David Lagares, PhD, Neil Ahluwalia, MD, Flavia Castelino, MD, Veronica Pace, Paula Grasberger, Alicia Franklin.

MANCHESTER, NH –  Ron Geoffroy, President of the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, recently delivered a check  for $5,000 to Dr. Andrew Tager, who accepted the check on behalf of the Massachusetts General Hospital, well known throughout the country for their cutting-edge research on pulmonary fibrosis.

Pulmonary fibrosis is a rare lung disease that creates scar tissue inside the lungs, making it harder and harder to breathe.  More than 500,000 people in the U.S. currently suffer from the disease.

“We are deeply appreciative of all that the Second Wind Foundation is doing to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis and to advance our research in pursuit of new treatments for this devastating disease,” said Dr. Tager. “Philanthropic support is vital to ensuring that our team of researchers at Mass General can explore multiple avenues toward discoveries that can improve the lives of countless patients and their families. I can’t thank Ron, the board members and all of the Second Wind Foundation supporters enough for their generosity.”

Dr. Andrew Talger, left, and Ron Geoffrey
Dr. Andrew Tager, left, and Ron Geoffroy

The money will be used in research already underway on diseased lungs of patients with pulmonary fibrosis, and the area of lung transplants, Dr. Tager said.

This is the third year in a row that the Second Wind Foundation has donated to Massachusetts General Hospital, specifically for research on pulmonary fibrosis.

The Second Wind Foundation was able to make this donation thanks to generous private donations and fundraisers like its “Hockey Night” fundraiser with the Manchester Monarchs coming up on Feb. 7.  Click here to purchase tickets to the Manchester Monarchs “Pink in the Rink” hockey game.

For more information on the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis go to http://secondwindforpf.com/.


The Second Wind Foundation For Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ron and MaryLou Geoffroy started The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2010 after MaryLou was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.  They struggled to find information and support for people with PF. Ron and MaryLou started the foundation because they wanted to help raise awareness and money to support continued research for this unknown disease.  The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis continues to educate the public about this rare but deadly disease, raise money for research and to help families suffering with PF.

Ron Geoffroy continues to lead the Second Wind Foundation in loving memory of his late wife.

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