COPD Foundation Promotes Hope & Inspiration for National COPD Awareness Month This November
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 1, 2018 - The COPD Foundation is excited to celebrate COPD Awareness Month, an internationally recognized event held annually in November to enhance awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The COPD Foundation’s theme this year is “Hope and Inspiration,” which highlights the organization’s efforts to connect with COPD patients and remind them that COPD does not define them. It also aims to raise public awareness about the disease and showcase the many tools available to patients on their journey while encouraging them and their loved ones to take control of their COPD by learning more about their disease.
A number of activities have been designed to recognize patients, caregivers, friends, family members and healthcare providers impacted by COPD. These include:
- •A series of webinars focused on patient goal-setting (November 1), the COPD National Action Plan (November 2), a live demonstration of the COPD Pocket Consultant Guide App for healthcare providers (November 5) and insight into how the COPD Foundation uses technology to progress research (November 7).
- •Social media events featuring #COPDHope. The Foundation asks anyone affected by COPD to help support its efforts by promoting the Foundation’s social media activities.
To learn more about COPD Awareness Month, register for these free webinars and to download our social media kit, visit copdf.co/COPD-Hope. Be sure to follow and like the COPD Foundation on Twitter and Facebook today!
“COPD affects nearly 16 million Americans with 12-15 million more Americans not yet diagnosed. This November we want to shine a light on this disease that impacts so many. Patients, caregivers, family members and healthcare providers alike are coming together to show how COPD does not have to define them,” said Corinne Costa Davis, Chief Executive Officer at the COPD Foundation.
COPD encompasses progressive lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and severe bronchiectasis. The disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.
About the COPD Foundation
The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through research, education and advocacy programs. To learn more about the COPD Foundation, please visit www.copdfoundation.org.
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