5th Annual Spring Gala, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
The fifth annual Spring Gala will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at Le Parc Banquet Centre on Leslie Street in Markham (Leslie Street just south of Hwy 7 and west of Hwy 404). Doors open at 6p.m.
Once again, tickets for the event are $95.00 per person and include a beautiful 4-course meal, refreshments, dancing to a very entertaining DJ from Urban Entertainment and door prizes. Additional fundraising activities include raffle tickets and an exciting silent auction table.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above, or by emailing Robert Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org. A tax receipt for $30 will be issued for each ticket purchased, please be sure to provide your full name and address.
Early bird draw – Purchase your ticket before April 1st, 2014, and your name will be entered into our draw to win a Samsung 7″ tablet.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Meeting, Vancouver, May 13, 2014
Support group for Pulmonary Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung Disease patients coordinated by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
St. Paul’s Cafeteria – 4th Floor, Dining Room 1-2
May 13, 2014
Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and 5K Run, Sunday, June 22, 2014
We invite you to sign up for this wonderful event to support pulmonary fibrosis patients across Canada. Not only will you help to raise funds for research into this fatal disease, you’ll have fun and get fit (or more fit) while doing so. No matter what distance you’re able to run, your fundraising makes a difference.
If you’re able to raise $200 or more, or you’re 16 years or younger, CPFF will reimburse your entry cost.
5th Annual Golf Open, Thursday, July 24th, 2014
This sell out event is always a lot of fun. Once again, it will be held at Angus Glen on Thursday, July 24th. Be among the first golfers to play the new and improved South course, home of the Bell Canada 2002 Canadian Open.
Registration starts at 11:00a.m. with lunch at 11:30a.m. Shotgun start with carts provided will be at about 1:00p.m. Pick your choice of either play your own ball or put together a foursome scramble. An excellent dinner follows at about 7:00p.m.
There are 2 hole-in-one chances; 1 for a car, and 2 a cash hole valued at $20,000, split with the charity, you receive $10,000 plus a tax receipt for $10,000!! There are many other exciting course prize opportunities, as well as raffles and a small silent auction.
Tickets are only $250 per person and in addition to the great on course activities, includes lunch, a fabulous dinner, the use of the locker rooms, driving range and a tax receipt for $35.00.
We also welcome and appreciate sponsors. If you wish to help fund research into this devastating disease, please complete the sponsor part of the registration and Robert will contact you, or contact Robert directly at Robert@cpff.ca.
Tickets will go quickly, so book early to secure your spot!!
Dinner only option is available for $75.00, which includes a tax receipt for $20.00
September is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Awareness Month
The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) hosted a news conference today at Queen’s Park to discuss the current challenges faced by patients diagnosed with this rare, progressive and fatal lung disease – which has a similar short life expectancy to that of many forms of cancer.
IPF patients and their caregivers appealed to the Ontario Ministry of Health to provide publicly-funded access to Esbriet (pirfenidone), the first and only treatment approved in Canada for people living with mild to moderate forms of the disease. Patients, their family members and caregivers gathered at Queen’s Park in an effort to communicate their urgent messages to government.
Robert Davidson, Dr. Matthew Binnie (Respirologist, Toronto General Hospital), and Laurie Fowler (advocating on behalf of her mother Virginia Koury) discussed the following:
• IPF and the challenges faced by those living with the disease;
• The current treatment landscape in Canada; and
• The importance of immediate public funding/access to Esbriet in Ontario