CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard rushed 117 yards and scored three touchdowns on Sunday, December 4 in the Bears 26-6 win against the San Francisco 49ers. For the NFL's inaugural My Cause, My Cleats campaign, Howard chose to honor his father, Dr. Reginald B. "DOC" Howard, who passed away from pulmonary fibrosis (PF) at age 52 after a nine-year battle. Howard wore Adidas branded teal and lime green cleats, the colors the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) and the PF community use to raise awareness of the disease.
Now through December 18, you can bid on the custom cleats worn by Howard during his victorious game. The cleats are available for bidding online at teampff.org. All auction proceeds will benefit the PFF.
In November, Howard joined forces with the PFF to raise awareness and funds for a cure of the disease. The PFF is the leading patient advocacy organization of pulmonary fibrosis and is committed to funding research to find effective therapies and, one day, a cure.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating group of progressive diseases that cause scarring in the lungs, limiting oxygen intake. As a result, the brain, heart, and other organs do not get the required oxygen needed in order to function properly.
For more information about Jordan Howard's involvement with the PFF, please visit teampff.org.
About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) will live longer, healthier lives. The PFF collaborates with physicians, organizations, people with PF and caregivers worldwide. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity. The PFF Summit 2017, its fourth biennial international health care conference, will be held in November 9-11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or +1 312.587.9272 from outside of the U.S.
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SOURCE The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation