World COPD Day: Wednesday 19 November
World COPD Day 2014 was another great year with approximately 240 events held across Australia. A wide range of activities took place including information displays, risk assessment and screening activities, walking events and even a treadmill challenge with hundreds of kilometres being clocked up. Events took place in GP practices, pharmacies, hospital foyers, exercise clinics and gyms as well as outdoor events.
This year, for their first time, Lung Foundation Australia staff donned their green shirts, hats and sneakers and took a group walk from their Brisbane office. The course took them past Suncorp Stadium where they stopped for a quick photo with the statue of the “King”, Rugby League legend Wally Lewis, before continuing the walk along the Brisbane River.
Lung Foundation Australia acknowledges the efforts of all group coordinators, participants and our Industry partners who assisted in raising awareness of COPD.