Meet Your State Advocacy Captains!

State Captains are volunteers with COPD, caregivers, friends and family members or healthcare providers who use their contacts and talents and partner with the COPD Foundation to serve as state and community leaders.

Captains promote the importance of becoming a part of the COPD community. They work to spread COPD awareness in their state and local areas, mentor fellow COPD community members, and participate in online and in-person grassroots advocacy and community building activities focused on health policy issues that are important to those who have COPD. To learn more about becoming a state captain in your area please email statecaptains@copdfoundation.org.


Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher Profile Photo Apopka, FL
eddiefisher163@gmail.com

As a former caregiver, and the newest State Captain for Florida, I hope to accomplish educating everyone that I can reach about COPD & the steps to prevent/live with COPD. I want to teach others about the ongoing research being done today for the people of tomorrow facing this challenge.

As a State Captain, I am most interested in connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives, and working with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy. I would also like to participate and promote research opportunities to help find a cure, and raise awareness by participating in health fairs and community events.

My proudest COPD moment has been having the most incredible Dad in the world and watching him face the challenge of COPD to the best of his ability. Seeing Dad grow closer to God because of it is ingrained in my heart forever.

More about me, “I want to be a State Captain to honor my Dad Lewis W. Fisher Jr. who lost his challenge with COPD May 10th, 2014”

My inspiration to share is, “Make a difference today for someone that is fighting for their tomorrow” -Jim Kelly.

 



COPD Foundation State Captain Program Informational Video

The COPD Foundation is looking for new State Captains to join our community to be champions for promoting COPD awareness, improving quality of life for those with COPD, to participate in research opportunities, policy, and much more. Email statecaptains@copdfoundation.org for questions and to start the onboarding process today!