Lace-Up for Lungs:
Join Us and Support COPD Awareness

Lace-Up For Lungs

Join the COPD Foundation's Lace-Up for Lungs COPD Awareness campaign, which kicks-off each year in September in recognition of World Lung Day, Sept. 25, and continues through the end of November, COPD Awareness Month.

Lace-Up for Lungs highlights the need for better breathing & lung health, exercise & activity, and quality of life & caring for those impacted by COPD. Your participation can help others learn about COPD and the ongoing need for research, education, support, and ultimately a cure for COPD, bronchiectasis, and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease.

Alone we are one voice, but together, we are the COPD community and champions on a mission to raise awareness. Read on to discover how you can join Lace-Up for Lungs!

How You Can Help Share Awareness About COPD

Sign Up Today for the Lace-Up for Lungs Facebook Challenge

Lace-Up For Lings Facebook Challenge

It's time to sign up for #LaceUpforLungs! Take on the Lace-Up for Lungs: Get Active for 31 Minutes A Day Challenge this October and make a lifesaving difference for those affected by lung disease.

Registration has started. Join us for a great cause, keep moving, and share with friends! Get started here.

Learn More About the Lace-Up for Lungs Facebook Challenge

Did you know that your Lace-Up for Lungs participation can make a difference? You can lace up on behalf of someone affected by COPD and challenge others to do the same. We provide you with all the tools to track your progress and share with others, along with easy ways to set up your fundraiser page to share with friends.

Lace-up for Lungs Yoga

Any activity is acceptable. You can walk, run, bike, lift weights, garden, do chair exercises, or stretch - it's all up to you. And you can share your creative ways to get active by posting in the group. Use the tracker we supply you in the Facebook group to track your daily activity and share your progress online. You'll have an entire group motivated to stay active in October and keep you energized. You can ask questions online, share tips, hear from Foundation experts, and, most importantly, have fun while supporting a good cause!

Join the COPD Foundation Lace-Up for Lungs Facebook Challenge: Get Active for 31 Minutes a Day Your Way. Sign-ups are happening right now, so click here to get started.

As part of the challenge, you can set up your fundraiser and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to support your challenge.

Imagine if you have a friend who donates a dollar each day you're active in October. With 10 friends, your contribution will add up quickly, and as your network contributes to #LaceUpforLungs, we'll be able to put the donations to good use supporting the Foundation.

By getting active 31 minutes a day your way, you can have fun, stay active, and support the Foundation at the same time!

Are you ready? Register now!

Lace-Up for Lungs Video – English

Lace-Up for Lungs

Lace-Up for Lungs: Join Us and Support COPD Awareness We invite you to join the COPD Foundation's #LaceUpforLungs Facebook Challenge! Check out our new video, grab your camera, get creative, and challenge others! Alone we are one voice, but together, we are the COPD community and champions on a mission to raise awareness for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Video de Lace Up for Lungs - Español

Lace-Up for Lungs

Cordones para los pulmones: Únete a nosotros y vamos a la distancia para crear conciencia sobre EPOC ¡Lo invitamos a unirse al desafío #LaceUpforLungs de la Fundación COPD! ¡Mira nuestro nuevo video, toma su cámara, sé creativo y desafía a los demás!

Join the #LaceUpforLungs Facebook Challenge!

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We’ll have more fun challenges ahead as part of COPD Awareness Month!

Don't forget to tag the Foundation on social media as you post your pictures and videos. Include #LaceUpforLungs and @COPDFoundation in your post so we can track and highlight your creativity!

We’ll be announcing events, education, and social challenges now through the end of November on COPD360social, our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages, and right here!.

And, if you haven’t already, please join: COPD360social. You can share your photos, videos, and challenges on COPD360social.

Here are a few sample posts to show you how easy it is to show your support and challenge others to Lace-Up for Lungs!

I Lace-Up For Sample Post 1

Sample Post

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Sample Post

Lace-Up for Lungs doesn’t have to be a solo event! Do you work with a team of respiratory therapists, nurses, pulmonologists, or health care staffers?

We invite you to show us and tell us why you lace up! Download our ready-made sign and add your personal touch!

Lace Up For Lungs | I Lace Up For...

Are you ready to join the Lace-Up for Lungs social campaign? You can download and print our ready-made signs—all you have to do is fill in the blanks.


  • Print your signs in landscape mode on your printer.
  • Make your names/words large and dark on the paper (think, black markers work)
  • Get close enough to the camera when you’re taping or taking a picture to show your sign. We want everyone to read it.

Order Your Own Lace-Up for Lungs T-shirt

You can order a Lace-Up for Lungs T-shirt to wear now in support of COPD Awareness month or wear it throughout the year to let others know that the COPD community supports individuals with chronic lung diseases and their families. Your purchase helps to support the programs of the COPD Foundation. Now through Oct. 1, 2022, you can get a special 10% discount by using promo code: L4L when you order your shirt.

Donate Now to Lace-Up for Lungs


You Can Support the COPD Foundation’s efforts to improve the lives of those with COPD, bronchiectasis, and NTM by donating to the Lace-Up for Lungs campaign. Your contribution will help us go the distance for research, education, treatment options, and finding a cure.

As a token of our appreciation, contributions of $25 or more to Lace-Up for Lungs will be recognized as part of our donor honor roll.

Discover More about COPD – Visit our COPD Awareness Page

COPD Awareness Month

Did you know that more than 350 million people worldwide are living with COPD? Imagine the population of Germany, France, UK, Italy and Spain combined; that’s what 300+million looks like!

Visit our COPD Awareness Month page and discover educational resources about COPD and ways to share information with others.

You'll also find our media kit for Lace-Up for Lungs and COPD Awareness. Partners, team members, and community members are welcome to use the posts and images to promote Lace-Up for Lungs and COPD Awareness.

Visit COPD Awareness Month.