RELEASE: The Second Wind Foundation For Pulmonary Fibrosis Teams Up With The Manchester Monarchs For Hockey Night Fundraiser

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(Auburn, NH) – The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis has once again teamed up with the Manchester Monarchs for a hockey night fundraiser.

The Second Wind Foundation is selling tickets to the Monarchs annual “Pink In The Rink” game on February 7th , against the Providence Bruins. Tickets can be purchased for $20 dollars with $8.00 from each ticket going directly to the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

The “Pink in the Rink” night is a very special night for the Manchester Monarchs and Catholic Medical Center, as a portion of each ticket sold will be given directly to CMC. Last year the Monarchs and CMC raised over $10,000 in ticket sales and raffles. If you get your tickets from the Second Wind Foundation you will be able to support two great causes.

Pulmonary Fibrosis is a rare lung disease that creates scar tissue inside the lungs, making it harder and harder to breathe.   Pulmonary Fibrosis currently effects more than 500,000 people in the US.

The annual fundraiser brings in much needed donations that are used to fund ongoing research, like the “Pirfenidone” drug trials. The donations also go to our new “Breathe Easy” program that provides monetary support for families who are suffering with Pulmonary Fibrosis. The Second Wind Foundation provides qualifying families with gas cards to ease the cost of multiple visits to pulmonary specialists.

This year the Second Wind Foundation donated $5,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital for their ground-breaking research on Pulmonary Fibrosis.

“Our annual hockey night fundraiser is one of my favorite events,” said Ron Geoffroy, President of the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis. “This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy professional level hockey while supporting two great causes.”

For more information and to purchase tickets go to

The Second Wind Foundation For Pulmonary Fibrosis 

Ron and MaryLou Geoffroy started The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2010 after MaryLou was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. They struggled to find information and support for people with PF. Ron and MaryLou started the foundation because they wanted to help raise awareness and money to support continued research for this unknown disease. The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis continues to educate the public about this rare but deadly disease, raise money for research and to help families suffering with PF. 

Ron Geoffroy continues to lead the Second Wind Foundation in loving memory of his late wife.

The Second Wind Foundation To Sell “Doves” At Local Shops To Bring Awareness To Pulmonary Fibrosis

SWDove CropDuring the week of May 10th -17th, the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis will be working with businesses in the Manchester and Auburn area to bring awareness to the rare and debilitating disease known as Pulmonary Fibrosis.

This is the second annual “Second Wind for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week,” and we hope to double our fundraising efforts from last years event.

Pulmonary Fibrosis is a rare lung disease that creates scar tissue inside the lungs, making it harder and harder to breath.  One of our main goals of the Second Wind Foundation is to education the public about this disease by raising money to help with awareness, research and support families suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Local businesses will be selling paper “Doves” for $1.00 and then will post your name and your message of support for everyone to see.   Our hope is that walls of these local shops will be covered with doves, showing strong support for those who suffer from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Local shops and restaurants will be posting the below flyer on their door.  (If you have a business in Manchester’s Ward 6 or in Auburn and would like to take part in our event, contact Ron Geoffroy at

Look for these signs and help support the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.    We will be updating this post as local businesses agree to take part in the event.

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Please help us in finding a cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis by purchasing a dove any time you enter these businesses

 Businesses Currently participating on the Dove Event:

Zoey’s Pizza – 2160 Candia Rd., Manchester

MacPherson Hair Salon – 7 Raymond Rd., Auburn

D’s Hair Design – 747 Hooksett Rd., Auburn

Louko’mammas – 15 Chester Rd., Auburn

Candia Rd. Auto – 220 Candia Rd., Manchester.

Granite State Collision – 71 Sinclair Ave., Manchester

Revive Salon – 1.5 East Broadway Rd., Derry

Namaste School – 535 Mast Rd., Goffstown

Acme Glass – 87 Priscilla Lane, Auburn

Hair Game, 425 Candia Rd. Manchester.

Auburn Supermarket, 6 Chester Rd, Auburn

Turnpike Pizza,  903 Londonderry Turnpike, Auburn

Manchester Auto Glass, 1224 Hanover St., Manchester

Sandy’s Variety, 2281 Candia Rd., Manchester

Lakeside Lanes, 2171 Candia Rd., Manchester