Jim Cormier Canal Walk

Kristen Vella

September 22, 2019

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We lost Big Jim (also known as Jim the Elder, Jim Classic, Grillmaster, He who cooks with Julia Child, etc) almost 9 years ago to idiopathic (unknown origin) pulmonary (lung) fibrosis (lungs become scarred and are unable to perform like lungs should).

IPF affects about 128,100 people in the United States, with about 48,000 new cases diagnosed annually. 40,000 people die each year to IPF.

The cause of this disease is unknown and there is no cure. There are possible new treatments out there to prevent or help those suffering from PF and IPF. It's my hope that our donations will forward these treatments, get them into the hands of patients, and prevent this disease from taking the lives of those we hold dear.

Our donations go to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, which acts to support patients with PF, sponsors research to find cures for PF and educates and advocates for those suffering with PF.  http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/

Please consider donating or joining us for the walk along the Cape Cod Canal!

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