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I will be running in the 2010 Long Grove Heritage Race to raise funds for the Michael P. Savoca Memorial Foundation. The MPS Memorial Foundation is raising awareness and funds to help battle Pulmonary Fibrosis. Thank you for your support.

As most of you know, we lost my father to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis last September.  When my dad was first diagnosed, I had never heard of the disease before.  There are over 200,000 Americans who are diagnosed with IPF and approx 40,000 Americans die from this disease every year, yet there is very little know about IPF.  There are no known causes and no know cures.  There is not an FDA approved treatment for IPF and the only proven way to defeat it is through lung transplant.    

My family started the Michael P Savoca Memorial Foundation to help raise awareness of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  We are also raising money to help support organizations (such as The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation) that are working towards learning more about the disease and hopefully one day will find a cure.

Thank you for you generosity.

Tony

 

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