CRANFORD, NJ - Mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, September 16!  The Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group (GSPFSG) will sponsor its 9th Annual Garden State 5K Walk/Run to raise funds for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

The 5K Walk/Run will be held in Nomahegan Park, 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ.  Check-in/late registration begins at 9:00 AM; the 5K starts at 10:00 am.  The online registration fee is $25.00 for adults; $30.00 on registration day. Children under the age of 12 are free!  To pre-register online, log in to http:bit.ly/gardenstate5k.  We are committed to achieving our goal of raising $20,000 at this event!

This special event offers a cash raffle, free food and music. T-shirts will be provided to registrants on a first come, first serve basis, as long as supply lasts.  The park has playgrounds for the kids so make it a family day!  All are welcome!

 The Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group is the only support group in New Jersey for patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis. The group has about 25 active members.  Presently, there is no known cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis; a group of progressive diseases that cause scarring in the lungs resulting in limited oxygen intake.  Our support group is a valuable resource for the patient, family members and friends. We provide an opportunity to connect with others who are facing similar experiences, obtain practical information and receive support.  The group meets the last Wednesday of every month at Morristown Medical Center.  For more information, please contact Barbara Murphy at: bjmurphy21@verizon.net

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), whose mission is to act as the trusted resource for all who are affected by this disease. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer, healthier lives.

Thus far, GSPFSG has raised $165,000 and with your help, we hope to exceed the $185,000 mark this year