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Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis – July 21, 2013

Due to the recent release of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason schedule, our event date has changed. Please now mark your calendars & plan to join us on July 21, 2013, for the 3rd  Annual Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis on the North Shore Riverfront, Pittsburgh, PA, as we set out to increase awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis & take another step forward toward finding a cure.

With your dedication and support, this event in 2 years, has raised over $70,000 for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Your contributions have directly helped the CPF fund patient services and enhance research efforts.

Please “save the new date” and help us break the $100,000 mark in contributions & 1,000 mark in participants!

New this year, is our “butterfly release” in honor of a loved one, (check out the details when you register); and a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirate Parrot!

We welcome back our Partner, The Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease at UPMC, our returning Sponsors, NEP Supershooters, Valbridge Property Advisors/Axial Advisory Group, LLC, Honkus-Zollinger Foundation & Fleet Reserve Association (Branch 293, Elizabeth City, NC), along with our Co-Hosts, Guy Junker, Paul Alexander & Stan Savran.

There are several ways to be involved and to support this event.  

*REGISTER  – for the event &  for race information, please continue to check the website You can set up your own team & fundraising page through the registration process & get others to support you.  Please register early so we can get an accurate count for t-shirts.

*DONATE – If you are unable to attend, please consider making a contribution to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) in the name of our event.

*VOLUNTEER – If you are interested in assisting me with event planning, sponsorship, or volunteering your time on race day, please contact me Our first volunteer meeting will take place at PNC Atrias on 5/15 @ 6:15pm.

*SPONSORSHIP – Attached for your reference is a sponsorship package in case you or any of your contacts are interested in becoming a sponsor, or would like to donate a prize for our raffle & silent auction.

*GIFT MATCHING – Please be sure to take advantage of your company’s gift matching program if available.  Check with your Human Resources Department for details.


I thank you for your continued support in my effort to carry on my Mom’s beauty and kind spirit by helping others with this disease.

All of us together, can make a difference. 

Sincerely, Tami Rippy & the Rippy Family

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