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Amy Roberts

Amy's 10k for Action Pulmonary Fibrosis

I am running the Great Manchester Run 10k for Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis because it is a condition very close to my heart.

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  • Event: Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10K 2018, 20 May 2018

Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis

We put IPF patient support & research first to give people a better life and a future

Charity Registration No. 1152399

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page: 

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes increasingly difficult.

Several treatments can help reduce the rate at which IPF gets worse, but there's currently no treatment that can stop or reverse the scarring of the lungs.

It's very difficult to predict how long someone with IPF will survive at the time of diagnosis. Regular monitoring over time can indicate whether it's getting worse quickly or slowly.

Before the availability of specific treatments like pirfenidone and nintedanib about half of people with IPF lived at least three years from their diagnosis. Around 1 in 5 survived for more than five years.

It's hoped these figures will be improved by the availability of new treatments to slow the disease's progression.

"Please help me, and many other runners raise money for Action Pulmonary Fibrosis, a charity very close to my heart, the money raised could help find a cure for this horrible condition. Even if its just £1... i would really appreciate the help and support. I haven't taken part in a sporting event in a number of years, so when i say run, you'll have to be patient. The new trainers have been purchased and my gym membership doesn't know whats hit it! 

Many thanks for visiting my page... i will be sure to keep you updated"

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