July 28, 2016

Save the date for World COPD Day!

It’s that time of the year again when we ask you to save the date for World COPD Day which falls on Wednesday 16 November this year. Once again we are encouraging members of the community to get involved by holding your own activity to raise awareness about the symptoms of COPD and encourage people to take symptoms like persistent and productive cough seriously.

COPD_LogoThere are many ways to celebrate World COPD Day including a morning tea, luncheon, BBQ, cake sale or a World COPD Day Walk. This year the World COPD Day Walk falls under the umbrella of  the ‘Love Your Lungs’ Fun Run and Walk, a new Lung Foundation Australia initiative to help celebrate Lung Health Awareness Month (November) and raise funds for people with lung disease.

If you take part in a World COPD Day Walk, you can still wear your COPD t-shirt with pride and if you happen to raise money during your World COPD Day activity, the funds will still go towards COPD research. Don’t forget to register your walk or activity on the World COPD Day website at worldcopdday.lungfoundation.com.au to receive your free pack of promotional materials.  Registrations open on 1 September. We’re looking forward to working with you to make World COPD Day bigger than ever this year.