COPD Awareness Month is Here!

November 01, 2019

Washington, DC – November 1, 2019 - The COPD Foundation is pleased to announce the beginning of COPD Awareness Month. Held every November, Awareness Month is meant to help people understand the impact Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has on people and the advances we are making every day.

The theme this year is #COPDTogether. Together, we can find innovative new ways to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. Together, we can continue working towards a cure for this disease. Together, we can provide support and encouragement to all members of the COPD community. Together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.

Throughout the month, we will be providing information about COPD on Twitter, Facebook and on our COPD360social interactive community. We invite all members of the COPD community to share their stories on social media as well. During the month, we will also be sharing a blog and video about the correlation between nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease and COPD. On Tuesday, November 19, we will be honoring five very special champions for COPD at our annual Gala in New York City.

"COPD affects more than 30 million Americans and more than 300 million people around the world," said COPD Foundation Chief Executive Officer Corinne Costa Davis, "In addition to my role at the Foundation, I have also experienced COPD as a caregiver for a loved one. I understand how devastating COPD can be and how important it is to continue the fight on behalf of all people affected by this disease."

The COPD Foundation is making advances against this disease. We recently launched a patient/caregiver track of our popular Pocket Consultant Guide (PCG) mobile app. In the next few weeks, we will be launching a special edition of the Journal of the COPD Foundation focusing on innovative new ways to identify and treat COPD.

"We are making a difference." said Sara Latham, Chief Operating Officer at the COPD Foundation, "Working together with researchers, the patient community and elected officials, the COPD Foundation is bringing about lasting changes in how we diagnose, treat and care for all people living with COPD."

About COPD
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.

Contact
The COPD Foundation
Bret Denning, Care Delivery & Communications Program Specialist
bdenning@copdfoundation.org
1-866-731-2673 ext. 201

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