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Video Messages sent to the PFSC
See below to listen to video messages sent to us from a couple of special people. The video from Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi was sent as a show of support for our collaboration with the Alberta Lung Association in the hope of building "Breathing Space"; a much needed Lung Health and Recovery House that would address the need to help lung transplant patients and their families. It describes a place where patients can literally “catch their breath,” and focus on healing without the financial burden and worries that can often hamper the transplant recovery process. Please click here to learn more or to donate. Thank you Mayor Nenshi for your continued heartfelt support for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness!
The message from George Canyon was sent as a show of support for the PFSC and his support of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness as a whole. We were so fortunate to receive this wonderful message in support of all those with Pulmonary Fibrosis, their families and caregivers. Thank you George Canyon for your support and prayers and for your thoughtful and heartfelt message, we appreciate it very much!
Support Group Meetings
The Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Clinic located at the South Health Campus sponsors the Calgary Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. The support group meetings are open to all pulmonary fibrosis patients, their caregivers, families and friends and are held the first Tuesday of every month (except July). The meetings are also live-streamed to locations in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer.
Each meeting has an educational portion, with a speaker providing information on the topic chosen for the evening. These speakers are always specialists in the subject matter they are asked to speak on and topics have included: Managing Shortness of Breath, Oxygen Supplementation, Lung Transplantation, Clinical Trials, Updates on Research, Palliative Care, Planning Ahead, Travel Insurance, and much more. Testimonials from attendees are positive and many find it is so helpful to not feel alone in this journey full of such a multitude of challenges.
The education portion of the evening is followed by open discussion which allows members to interact and socialize with others in the group dealing with similar issues in managing and coping. They typically have anywhere from 15-40 members at each meeting and they respect all members' desire to participate as much or as little as comfortable. They want everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable. Light refreshments are provided and supplemental oxygen is provided at each meeting for those in need. Please click here to learn more!
Donations are Invaluable!
If you would like to donate directly to the PFSC and you do not require a Tax Receipt,
please click the "Contact Us" page and send us a message.
If you would like to make a donation but do require a tax receipt
please click the button below to make a donation through the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
Thank you for your support!
The Latest From Our Blog
Save the Date! The Clarke Family Run and Walk for PF will be held Sunday June 4th in Airdrie. Keep that day free and come and show your support! Keep in mind that the walk portion is held separately so you don’t have to worry about oxygen tubes or using walkers or wheelchairs and trying […]
We were so fortunate to receive a wonderful message from George Canyon in support of all those with Pulmonary Fibrosis, their families and caregivers. Thank you George Canyon for your support and prayers and for your thoughtful and heartfelt message, we appreciate it very much! Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Big Buck […]
The Clarke Family Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis was held on June 5th, 2016. Please see our previous blog post for the information on Abbie Clarke and why she initiated this wonderful event! A great time was had by all, and the love and support and enthusiasm for PF Awareness was contagious and touching. There was […]