The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) recently expressed its sadness over the loss of PFF Ambassador Diane Reichert, who has passed away. Diane received a diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2013, after which she became an Ambassador for the Foundation to help assist and raise awareness about her own disease.
According to the PFF’s blog, in the role of ambassador, Diane shared her story with other people suffering from IPF and with their caregivers treating the disease. She provided limitless encouragement and highlighted the educational resources that the PFF provided. She was supporting the #BlueUp4PF campaign and she testified at the Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for IPF in late September. The #BlueUp4PF campaign aims to raise awareness about the pulmonary fibrosis disease and encourages everyone involved such as patients, caregivers, family and friends to dye a blue streak in their hair to honor of Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month in September.