WHY: While Pulmonary fibrosis is a fatal lung disease that affects about 128,000 newly diagnosed individuals annually, there is currently no known cure and researchers currently don’t have a strong understanding of the disease. Tami Rippy founded the Violet Rippy 5K in 2011 in memory of her mother who passed away from the disease in 2009.
WHO: Community members, pulmonary fibrosis patients, caregivers, friends and family members.
WHEN: Saturday, July 20
- 7:30 a.m., registration
- 9 a.m., race begins