Oct

14

MATTER Event

Saturday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm PST


Galvanize San Francisco SOMA
44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, 94105


Solving the Unsolvable: $1 Million Challenge to End IPF

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Or, less formally, IPF. Chances are, you’ve never heard of it, even though it kills the same number of people as breast cancer. IPF is a chronic, progressive, irreversible, unpredictable and incurable disease. It starts with scarring of the lungs that prohibits patients from properly moving oxygen into the bloodstream. Eventually there is not enough oxygen in the blood – not enough to breathe. The experience has been compared to trying to breathe through a coffee stirrer.

On Friday, October 13th, join us to learn more about how we are forging a new vision for IPF, one that gathers the best minds in and outside the field to develop new solutions to solve this horrible disease. Then, learn how your BIG IDEA to improve the quality of life for IPF patients and caregivers, might help you win part of our $1 million purse.

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