The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis announced today motion picture and television actress Rose McGowan will be a guest on Friday, December 14th on CBS TV’s The Doctors.
She will share her tragic personal story of how she watched her father suffer and die from the incurable lung disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) and help raise awareness of the disease that kills as many Americans as breast cancer each year.
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“Pulmonary Fibrosis is a horrible, horrible way to go,” said Rose McGowan. “It makes me quite angry that not a lot of people know about it. I want to help change that.”
Perhaps best known for her roles on TV’s long-running, Charmed, and the 2011 motion picture, Conan the Barbarian, among others, McGowan lost her father, artist Daniel McGowan, in 2009 to PF. PF has no cure and no FDA-approved treatments and causes uncontrollable and irreversible scarring in the lung tissue, causing its victims to suffocate.
McGowan is taking a lead role in the effort build awareness to fight the disease and is working closely with the CPF, a non-profit foundation.
As CPF’s Ambassador and Chair of The Daughters of PF program, McGowan is helping generate wide public awareness about PF, which has thus far been little known to the broad U.S. public. In so doing, she intends to use her celebrity to shine a spotlight on PF, much as other prominent individuals have done for diseases such as AIDS, breast cancer, Parkinson’s, and others.
“We are honored that Rose is stepping in front of this cause and speaking out and helping give patients and families a voice in fighting this horrible disease,” said Mishka Michon, CEO of the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis. “Because she has been directly affected by PF through her father’s illness and death, she has a unique perspective and personally understands the plight of patients and their families. Her efforts will contribute to forever changing the landscape for this little known killer and will also help find successful treatments and eventually a cure.”
To learn more about the CPF and its Daughters of PF, visit www.coalitionforpf.org or their Facebook page.
Source: PR Newswire