COPD Foundation Hosts First Annual Air Affair Benefit To Commemorate World COPD Day

September 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 10, 2015 - The COPD Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to curing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is pleased to announce that it will host its first annual signature event, The Air Affair to Benefit the COPD Foundation on World COPD Day - November 18, 2015. The gala evening will be held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Dr. Byron Thomashow will chair the Air Affair as the Foundation pays tribute to a special group of individuals and organizations who will be recognized for their contributions to the COPD community over the past year.

One of America's most endearing and enduring stars, Tony Orlando, will emcee the evening. Best known for his work as the lead singer of the group “Tony Orlando and Dawn”, Orlando rose to fame in the 1970s with major billboard hits including “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.” Orlando will also treat guests of the Air Affair event to an exclusive performance.

“World COPD Day holds a special significance to our community, and this event acknowledges the individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to help raise awareness, provide education and insight, and identify the growing number of at-risk Americans,” says John W. Walsh, President of the COPD Foundation.