The NH Labor News is not usually in the habit of promoting individual charity organizations however the Second Wind Foundation holds a special place in my heart.
The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis was founded by my good friend and fellow union member, Ron Geoffroy. Ron has been and continues to be a mentor to me. Ron started the foundation shortly after his wife Marylou was diagnosed. There is not much information about Pulmonary Fibrosis, and in turn there are not many ‘foundations’ working to raise money for research.
The Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis is a 501 C(3) non-profit organization established in June of 2010. We provide funding for research to find a cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis, promote events that create awareness of the disease, and assist with support of families affected by PF. The foundation has just completed its second year of fundraising and is proud to announce that we have distributed our first grant for research to the Mass General Hospital Pulmonary Research Group.
Our fundraising efforts continue with a partnership with the Manchester Monarchs by having the Second Wind Foundation for PF hockey night at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday February 16th at 7pm. Tickets for this event are $20. For every ticket sold, the Second Wind Foundation for PF will receive $8. Each ticket holder will receive one entry into the “Chuck-a-Puck” event as well as be entered into a drawing to be one of 20 people selected to hold the American flag on the ice during the National Anthem. We are grateful to the Manchester Monarchs for their assistance with non-profit organizations like ours.
The Second Wind Foundation for PF hopes that hockey night will become a significant event for our organization. With your help, by attending our event, we’ll continue with necessary funding for research and helping families affected by this disease,. For information on the event or tickets, contact Ron Geoffroy at 603-396-9535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Wind Foundation for PF hosts many events throughout the year, so if you cannot attend this event, there will be more. Be sure to like them on Facebook to keep up to date on upcoming events.
If you plan to give to a charity this year, consider giving to the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.