Leonard Nimoy’s Daughter Announces Tribute Film to Help Those Suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

April 16, 2015

The COPD Foundation would like to congratulate Julie Nimoy, daughter of the late Leonard Nimoy, and HealthPoint Productions for announcing the creation of a documentary, titled COPD: The Logical Way to Improve Lung Function and Breathe Better, which will be released by Health Point Productions in the winter of 2015.

Nimoy, who is best known as the character Mr. Spock from the “Star Trek” television series, died February 27 from complications associated with COPD. 

“In retrospect, I believe my father would have greatly benefited from new information on the latest treatment options available,” said Nimoy’s daughter, Julie Nimoy. “As a special tribute to my father, and to bring more information about COPD to light, I am pleased to announce that my fiancée, David Knight, and I are producing a new documentary film that is going to include the latest advances and treatments available today.” 

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and affects more than 30 million Americans. It is now understood to be a complex disease with multiple comorbidities that can lead to frequent infections, hospital admissions and mortality.

“We are pleased to hear about this documentary as a tribute for Mr. Nimoy,” said John Walsh, COPD Foundation President and Co-Founder. “We are confident it can play a role in raising awareness for COPD so that many others can be helped.” 

For more information, please contact David Knight, Executive Producer at (818) 788-4905 or email info@copdfilm.com.

About the COPD Foundation 

The COPD Foundation was established to undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD and to improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through research, education and advocacy programs that will lead to prevention and a cure for this disease. For more information about the COPD Foundation please visit www.copdfoundation.org.