People living with pulmonary fibrosis need us now more than ever. So we’re asking you to go the extra mile and sign up now to take part in our Go the Distance challenge.
What's the challenge?
Everyone's distance is different. If for example you are a first time runner, 5k is a good distance to train towards. Or you could set yourself a challenge of walking 10,000 steps a day for the whole of September. You might take inspiration from Captain Tom and do laps of your garden. Whatever your distance, your steps matter.
How do I take part?
- Step One: Complete our online registration form – we'll send you out your very own Go the Distance t-shirt. If you're under 18, you'll need a parent or guardian to sign up first.
- Step Two: Set your fundraising target and create a fundraising page. There's no minimum sponsorship, but a target of £100 or more is a great place to start. Set up you page now.
- Step Three: Tell everyone what you are doing and why. Not enough people know about pulmonary fibrosis so take this opportunity over awareness month to tell them.
- Step Four: Let's go! Time to start your challenge. Remember to keep in touch and send us updates and pictures so we can share them over Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month.
Clive Green is in his 70s, has pulmonary fibrosis and set up, with his wife Sue, the Tameside Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. Fully shielding for four months, he set himself the challenge to walk 293 km (182 miles) on his treadmill (the equivalent of the Coast to Coast Walk from the Irish to the North Sea). Starting in March and completing in July, Clive and Sue raised a staggering £1,000 for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis. What a fantastic achievement!
No matter what challenges we face, we can all do something to make a difference