February 18, 2016

World COPD Day – 2015 our biggest year yet!

World COPD Day 300pxThank you to everyone who participated in, or raised funds for World COPD Day. Your efforts helped raise awareness of COPD and the importance of checking in with your lungs.

Our theme was breathlessness – recognising that feeling out of breath is a symptom that should not be ignored. 2015 was our biggest year so far, with 350 events registered across Australia – a 45 per cent increase on last year. We also sent out more than 500 free promo packs to event holders.

Snapshot of events held:

  • 217 lung function screening events
  • 23 catch your breath walks
  • 95 static displays
  • 15 other events including breakfasts, barbeques and morning teas

Save the date for 2016 – Wednesday 16 November. We would love to see even more events and we will assist again by providing free promotional materials including balloons, flyers and posters. For more information, or if you have ideas for a particular event or activity, contact enquiries@lungfoundation.com.au or call 1800 654 301.