Janet Watkins Memorial 250 To Donate to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Published On: March 24th, 2019



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CLEVELAND, OH, March 21, 2019 – The American ESports Association will race 250 laps on September 26, 2019 as a member of Team PFF, benefiting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF).  The American ESports Association aims to raise $1,000 or more to help the PFF fund critical research and sustain vital programs for patients and their families that help them live better lives.

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“We chose to host a special race as part of Team PFF in memory of my grandmother, Janet Watkins, who lost her battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2018, and we wanted to do something personally to support the Foundation and their important work. They provide crucial programs for patients and caregivers and fund cutting-edge research. I want to join the PFF in leading the way toward a world without pulmonary fibrosis,” said Jim Foose, American ESports Association President.

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Registration for the event is just $10 and open to active iRacing members in good standing with the American Esports Association.  Registration is taking place at http://tinyurl.com/y3eah3yy.  Drivers registering for the event are encouraged to set personal donation goals along with contingency donations, such as a set amount of money per lap completed, laps led and a donation if they win the race.  Drivers are also encouraged to include their sponsors, family and friends in donation to the PFF.

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About pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis, a devastating lung disease resulting from progressive scarring of the lungs, affects 200,000 Americans and causes more than 40,000 deaths annually. Fifty-thousand new cases are diagnosed each year. There is no known cure.

About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer, healthier lives. The PFF collaborates with physicians, organizations, patients, and caregivers worldwide. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity. For more information, visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or 312.587.9272 from outside of the U.S.


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