The Second Wind Foundation Donates $5,000 To Massachusetts General Hospital To Further Research On Pulmonary Fibrosis

Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis President Ron Geoffroy and Dr Tager Others in the photo: Katharine Black, MD Rachel Knipe, MD David Lagares, MD  Neil Ahluwalia, MD  Flavia Castelino, MD  Veronica Pace, MD Paula Grasberger, MD

Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis President Ron Geoffroy and Dr Tager
Others in the photo: Katharine Black, MD Rachel Knipe, MD David Lagares, MD Neil Ahluwalia, MD Flavia Castelino, MD Veronica Pace, MD Paula Grasberger, MD

(Manchester, NH) This week Ron Geoffroy, President of the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, delivered a check for $5,000 to Dr Tager, who accepted the check on behalf of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital is well known throughout the country for their cutting edge research on Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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.

“We are deeply appreciative of all that the Second Wind Foundation is doing to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis and to advance our research in pursuit of new treatments for this devastating disease,” said Dr Tager. “Philanthropic support is vital to ensuring that our team of researchers at Mass General can explore multiple avenues toward discoveries that can improve the lives of countless patients and their families. I can’t thank Ron, the board members and all of the Second Wind Foundation supporters enough for their generosity.”

Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis President Ron Geoffroy and Dr Tager

Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis President Ron Geoffroy and Dr Tager

“In particular, our laboratory will use the funds so generously provided by the Second Wind Foundation to support the research we do with the diseased lungs of patients with pulmonary fibrosis who receive lung transplants.  After these lungs are removed as part of the transplant procedure, they provide us with an invaluable window into how pulmonary fibrosis progresses to the point where it becomes life-threatening,” concluded Dr. Tager.

“We are proud to be presenting this $5,000 check to Massachusetts General Hospital for their work and support for those who suffer from Pulmonary Fibrosis,” said Ron Geoffroy, President of the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.  “One day, we will find a cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and it could be from research being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital.”

This is the third year in a row that the Second Wind Foundation has donated to Massachusetts General Hospital specifically for research on Pulmonary Fibrosis.  The Second Wind Foundation was able to make this donation thanks to generous private donations and fundraisers like our annual “Hockey Night” fundraiser with the Manchester Monarchs coming up on Feb. 7th.  To purchase tickets to the Manchester Monarchs “Pink in the Rink” hockey game through the Second Wind Foundation go to http://secondwindforpf.com/2014/10/join-us-for-hockey-night-fundraiser-with-the-manchester-monarchs/.

For more information on the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis go to http://secondwindforpf.com/.

 

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.

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 http://secondwindforpf.com/.

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.

Join Us For Hockey Night Fundraiser With The Manchester Monarchs

The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis will hold annual hockey night fundraiser on Feb. 7th 2015,
coinciding  with the Monarchs “Pink in the Rink.”

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Are you ready for some bone crushing hits, blue line slapshots, and professional hockey right here in Manchester?  Look no further than the Manchester Monarchs.  New Hampshire’s own pink-in-the-rinksemi-pro hockey team provides NHL level hockey without all the hassle of driving into Boston.

The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis has teamed up with the Manchester Monarchs for an exciting fundraiser. Not only do you get you watch great hockey but every ticket sold donates $8 to the Second Wind Foundation.  The Second Wind Foundation will also be the recipient of 1/2 the proceeds from tickets sold for the Monarchs Hockey Shirt Raffle the night of the game.

1209-man-pinkJoin us on Saturday February 7th, 2014 as we cheer on the Monarchs against the Providence Bruins.  This year we have teamed up with the Manchester Monarchs for “Pink In The Rink” night. This annual event is one of the highlights of the Monarchs season where they dye the entire rink pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Tickets for this annual game are a very hot commodity so be sure to get your tickets today!

Tickets are just $20 per person.  With every ticket you get to ‘Chuck – a- Puck’ for a chance to win great Monarchs prizes! Also, 3 people will be randomly drawn to go an meet the players after the game.

manchester_monarchs_2002Last year we had over 125 people join us for this great event.  This year we are looking to sell 250 tickets, so be sure to invite your friends.  You can purchase tickets via paypal (below) or by calling Ron at (603) 396-9535.

If you need more information you can email us at Events@SecondWindforPF.com

We hope to see you at the game.

Do not forget to get your Second Wind T-Shirt before the game!

 

To buy tickets, click ADD TO CART. A new window will open and you will need to enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase.


Tickets are $20 each.



Rik-Sha Blues Band To Perform At Second Wind Motorcycle Ride, Volunteers Still Needed

The summer is slowly coming to a close and that means that the Second Wind Foundation’s annual motorcycle ride is fast approaching. If you have not signed up to take part in the “Gift of Breathe Ride,” click here to sign up.

We are pleased to announce that after this years ride, the Second Wind Foundation will be providing live music for you to enjoy while you feast on food from the Puritan Back Room.

 

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The Rik-Sha Band will be performing their own mix of rock and blues. They will entertain you with a mix of music from Hendrix, to CCR, to Neil Young and some they wrote themselves.

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We are also looking for people who would be interested in volunteering for the event. We will need people to help set up food, tables, register riders, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, email Ron, by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you all there on September 13th!

Remember if you sign up before the end of August you can save $5.00 on your registration fee.

 

The Second Wind Foundation For Pulmonary Fibrosis Proudly Announces The “Breathe Easy” Program To Help Families Suffering From Pulmonary Fibrosis

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The Second Wind Foundation For Pulmonary Fibrosis Proudly Announces The “Breathe Easy” Program To Help Families Suffering From Pulmonary Fibrosis 

The Second Wind Foundation to provide gas cards to families who are suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Filling Gas Tank (KOMUnews CC Flikr)Auburn, NH – The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis proudly announces the start of a new program designed to help families who are suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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.  After being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, patients must meet with their doctors regularly to monitor their condition.  The increase in doctor visits, home healthcare, and oxygen tanks put a significant financial strain on patients and their families.

Ron and Marylou Geoffroy started the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, after Marylou was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

“As Marylou’s condition deteriorated, we were traveling to Boston for doctors appointments a few times a month,” said Ron Geoffroy President of the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis. “This is exactly why we started the ‘Breathe Easy’ program, to give some monetary support to families suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

To help families deal with the financial strains that a chronic disease can have, the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis created the Breathe Easy program to provide $50 gas cards to qualified recipients.

The Breathe Easy program is open to anyone who suffers from Pulmonary Fibrosis or for those who are caring for someone with PF.  The Breathe Easy application can be downloaded at http://secondwindforpf.com/breathe-easy-program/.

Right now there is no cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and thanks to donations from the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, new research is helping to find a cure.

To help raise money for this new program the Second Wind Foundation is hosting a charity motorcycle ride this September. The “Give A Gift Of Breath” motorcycle ride will be held on September 13th 2014 and begins at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH.

Enjoy a scenic ride through the tree-lined roads of central New Hampshire, and then enjoy some great food courtesy of the Puritan Back Room.

Registration for the ride begins at 8:00 am with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.  The cost is only $25 per bike and $10 for additional riders.

“The Give a Gift of Breath motorcycle ride is one of our biggest annual fundraisers for the Second Wind Foundation,” said Geoffroy. “To encourage people to sign up early for the ride, we are offering a $5 discount if you register now.”

For more information about the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and to register for our upcoming ride, go to http://secondwindforpf.com/.