The Peggy Lewis Memorial Walk
Committee would like to thanks all of our supporters, sponsors, and walkers from the past 19 years
As of 2011 the committee has decided that we will no longer be holding our annual walk in Memory of Peggy Lewis
For more information please contact The Lung Association @ 726-4664 x213
TheHistory of the Peggy Lewis Memorial Walk
Peggy Lewis was just 43 years of age when she died from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in April of 1991. Pulmonary Fibrosis is abnormal formations of fibre-like scar tissue in the lungs. If the disease progresses, lung tissues thicken and become stiff, which makes breathing difficult. The term idiopathic means of unknown origin, so there is much to learn about this condition and how to treat it. Research offers the best chance of finding out more about Pulmonary Fibrosis and all the money raised will go toward learning more about this disease.
During the decade, research monies have been given annually to research centers across Canada where Pulmonary Fibrosis (including IPF) is being studied.
Since Peggy’s death, her family and friends have organized two annual memorial walks for research - one in St. John’s, the other in Labrador West. The St. John’s walk is a 50 km stretch from St. John’s to Holyrood - Peggy’s original hometown. The Labrador West walk involves a 25km stretch around the communities of Labrador City and Wabush.
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