The Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dedicated to improving the lives of patients with pulmonary fibrosis and other rare lung diseases 

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Future Events KC

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The Kansas City Foundation For Pulmonary Fibrosis is climbing in the Fight for Air Climb on June 12th. We have registered under the team name KCFPF. 


Our team is doing the Fight For Air Climb to challenge ourselves and to support people with lung disease who have to fight for every breath.


We're coming together for a healthier future, for clean air and for vital COVID-19 research.

Join our team or support our team by making a donation. Be a part of making Every Step Count in the lives of lung disease patients and their caregivers.  Every donation takes us one step closer to a world free of lung disease. The need is urgent, so please join our team today and help us save more lives. 

To support our team, register and donate now!  Every day, every minute and every second counts.

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Provide Grants to the  virtual PFF summit  November 8-13, 2021. For additional information click here

Past Events and News

Dr. Mark Hamlin presented Treatment and Trials to

the Greater KC Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

February 18th, 2021

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Treatment and Trials Slide Presentation

Oct 2, 2020: Nonin Blog: "Even During a Pandemic, Kansas City Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is Finding a Way to Empower Patients"

Please indicate in the PayPal note field  in "honor of Kenneth Shields"  

     Kenneth W. Shields of Leawood, KS was born August 7, 1939, to Dorothy Mae Newberry-Shields and William Wayne Shields passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. Ken started life in St. Louis, MO., moving to the Kansas City area when he was 3 and lived in and around the area his entire life.

Mr. Shields was a 1958 graduate of Center High School, where he played basketball and football. 

     He was a Navy veteran having served aboard the USS Canberra (a guided missile cruiser). He was stationed with the 7th Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia before being transferred to the 6th Fleet in San Diego, CA.

     Mr. Shields was the President of MTS Trucking which he started in 1992. He was active in the business before his death. He was involved with the transportation industry for most of his working career. Mr. Shields, along with his family, enjoyed many years of enjoyment at The Lake of The Ozarks, finally trading it all in for a home in Sun City West, AZ.

          Marty Postlethwait wrote about her dad’s journey with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis last September for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Here is an excerpt from that journey.


“To Our Dad with love-


       Our family’s journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis began in 2017, when my Dad was sitting in the kitchen one summer evening talking to my Mom and passed out.  Rushed to the hospital by ambulance, little did we know from that day on, “our” lives would be forever changed like many other families faced with a challenging diagnosis.  I say “our” lives as we were in this together as a family and supporting my Dad.  Seeking the best hospital, physician, medical treatments, and support services don’t come without enduring heartache and hope, laughter and tears, and true determination to learn everything about something our family had never heard about – Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).”


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