Simmons Fund for Idopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

What Is IPF?

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is one of the most common forms of interstitial lung disease. This disease causes inflammation and scarring in the air sacs of the lung, and prevents the body from absorbing oxygen. There is no cure. Learn more about IPF, some of the risk factors of the disease, and the diagnostic tests available

Why Should I Support the Simmons Fund?

As many as 80,000 Americans are now living with IPF. Half of them will not live longer than three years. We do not know the cause of the disease; there is no cure. Your support will help us fight IPF. Learn more

How Can I Help?

With your help and support, the Simmons Fund will financially support medical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and its medical collaborators to investigate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Make a gift today

Help Us Find a Cure.

About two-thirds of IPF patients die within five years. How does the Simmons Fund plan to find a cure? Read our mission statement