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November marks National COPD Awareness Month!

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of National COPD Awareness Month on November 1, an internationally-recognized event held annually to enhance exposure around chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Throughout the month, the COPD Foundation will partner with respiratory health organizations to host various online and in-person activities that will allow COPD community members to rally, inform, and support one another.

There are many ways to get involved:

    COPD Awareness Month
  • Create a profile on our online community, COPD360social: the best way to connect with new friends who understand COPD.
  • Participate in the Twitter Chat of your choice. Providers are urged to participate in the #COPDChat, November 9 at 12 p.m. ET to talk about management, resources, and treatments. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to join us and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for the #Voices4COPD chat on November 18 at 2 p.m. ET.
  • Download the COPD Awareness Month social media toolkit to inform and educate your social network about the #MeAndCOPD campaign. It comes complete with infographics, sample posts, and fact-sheets for you to share.
  • Enter to win $250 and join the Patient-Powered Research Network, a new and easy way to help guide future COPD research.
  • Attend the Air Affair Gala to Benefit the COPD Foundation or plan a Breathe STRONG event in your town!
  • Submit your photo to the Faces of COPD digital mosaic - an online dedication to the millions of individuals affected by COPD. Stay tuned for updates and notifications around the final digital unveiling of the mosaic later in November on COPD360social.
  • Participate in the U.S. COPD Coalition meeting on November 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET. Register here to join the meeting via webinar.

For a full list of National COPD Awareness Month activities and events, visit the COPD Foundation calendar and continue to be a part of the conversation on COPD360social.

Let's raise our voices this COPD Awareness Month to bring this disease out of the shadows and educate others about COPD.

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