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Save the Date!

The 10th annual

Violet Rippy 5K

for Pulmonary Fibrosis 

 July 18, 2020

Registration will open early 2020


Thank YOU for your support of the 9th annual Violet Rippy 5K for Pulmonary Fibrosis in honor of my Mother and all Families affected by this disease.  There are no words to express how thankful I am to all of you. 

All of us together can make a difference.

So many families and friends honoring and supporting their loved ones weathered the extreme heat and humidity to raise awareness and funds to fight PF and to give hope to those suffering from this horrible disease.   

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

tami rippy

All proceeds from the Violet Rippy 5K for PF benefits the Dorothy P. & Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease.

Your kind support allows the Simmons Center to continue to fund cutting-edge research and to support and educate patients, families and caregivers. 


We all share a common bond and passion, and we will never stop fighting until we find a cure.

Saturday, July 18, 2020


Northshore Riverfront Park
In front of Gate A - Heinz Field (at landing near River)


Race Day Registration: 7:30 AM


Run Start: 9:00 AM 

Walk Start:  9:15 AM

Individual Registration: $20.00

Children 12 & under: free



10th Annual 5K


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If you are unable to attend the 5K Walk/Run, please consider making a donation to the Simmons Center in hopes that a treatment, or ultimately a cure for this disease can be foundThe Simmons Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 thanks to the generosity of the Simmons family. The Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease provides: state-of-the-art care for people with interstitial lung disease (ILD) that is comprehensive and compassionate; international leadership in research on lung inflammation and fibrosis, promoting the translation of scientific discoveries into new treatments for patients with these lung disorders; a complete resource for the education of patients and their families regarding ILD and its impact on their lifestyle; and patient-friendly advice and support for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).


Thank You

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