(written by Aimee Bulthuis, Associate Director of Public Policy, COPD Foundation)
Last Wednesday the COPD Foundation hosted North Carolina COPD Awareness Day at the State Legislature Building in Raleigh. Local respiratory therapists conducted free lung health screenings and provided participants with educational materials. In addition, participants were able to meet with their state senators and representatives to discuss the importance of statewide COPD awareness.
The day was completed with the introduction and unanimous passage of the North Carolina COPD Awareness Resolution. This resolution recognizes November as COPD Awareness Month and offers tribute to Ed Brailey, a native North Carolinian with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency who recently passed away after years of fighting for the COPD and Alpha-1 communities. If you would like to have a COPD Awareness Day in your state capitol contact Aimee Bulthuis firstname.lastname@example.org, (866) 731-2673 ext. 459.