Young Girl Awarded Prize for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness

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Ten-year-old Abigayle Clarke from Alberta, Canada has received an award for her work raising awareness for the chronic lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

MORE: Nine steps for managing pulmonary fibrosis.

According to an article on airdriecityview.ca, the youngster wanted to do something to help her 8-year-old cousin who was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease as a baby, so she decided to use her love of running and set up the Clarke’s Family Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis last year.

The event was a success and raised more than $6,000 for the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, making it the biggest fundraising for the non-profit organization in Alberta. The event was held again in June this year.

MORE: Seven common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis.

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