Our Objective- We are JADE, a group of business students from the University of Surrey, and we are raising money for the disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
What is IPF?- It is a build up of scar tissue in the lungs which prevents a person from transferring oxygen to the body, leading to ineviatble lung failure. Its outcomes are worse than most cancers and a person with the disease can live for as little as 3 years after diagnosis.
Our goal- we want to raise £500 over 2 months, and split the proceedings between Action for Pulmonary Fibrsosis and the Margaret Johnsey Foundation. We will be offering wristbands and pens as rewards for donations over a certain amount.
The charities- For a cause that recieves no government funding, charities such as Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis require as much help as possible. APF seek to provide support for those with the disease, raise awareness and work towards finding a cure. The Margaret Johnsey Foundation was set up in memory of Margaret Johnsey, whom passed away from the disease in 2014. They aswell seek to find a cure for IPF.
Due to lack of funding and awareness, it comes down to indivdual support that will make a difference- imagine spending your life with the inability to breathe? Your donations will go towards improving the lives of those who have no quality of life, spening days on oxygen and relying on extrenal support to survive. Therefore a cure is needed, but cannot happen without you.