Help fund vital research before June 30

Help fund vital research before June 30

So that we can end the suffering caused by lung disease

Please donate before June 30 and help people like John living with a chronic lung condition.


John lives with IPF, a life-threatening condition that has no cure

IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a rare lung disease that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs and has a very low survival rate. It is estimated that 7,000 people are currently living with this disease in Australia.

“My discovery of the condition came after having a dry cough that wouldn’t go away. When I was first told I had IPF there was no referral to a specialist or discussion about the disease. It was only after discovering that my brother, who was seriously ill, had also been diagnosed with IPF that I realised the severity of the situation.

“I went to see a specialist, joined a clinical trial at the Institute for Respiratory Health and I found out what resources and support were available for patients like me. The medication I am now receiving is helping slow down the disease”.

“I know it is too late for my brother and possibly too late for me, but we need a cure to help others in the future who have this terrible disease.” John

Our researchers and clinicians want to find a cure to help people like John beat this disease and survive

We rely on the generosity of the WA community to help sustain our research and clinical trials.

Please donate by June 30 and 100% of your donation will go into research projects to help people like John. For example:

  • $50 assists in processing patient samples.
  • $100 will go towards the cost of laboratory research consumables like tubes and pipettes.
  • $200 is enough to pay for five hours of research assistant time in the laboratory.
  • $500 will go towards funding laboratory equipment.

Help fund vital research before June 30 was last modified: August 19th, 2019 by Sarah Cermak