Entries for May 2013

May 06, 2013

Washington, DC – May 6, 2013 - The American Thoracic Society has joined forces with the DRIVE4COPD campaign to host COPD Awareness Night during the Philadelphia Soul’s game on Saturday, May 18. The game will be televised nationally by the CBS Sports Network and available to over 100 million households.

“Raising awareness of the third-leading killer of Americans during this Arena Football League game is just the latest collaboration between the American Thoracic Society and the COPD Foundation,” said John Walsh, president and co-founder of the Foundation, which leads the DRIVE4COPD Campaign. “While first and foremost a medical organization dedicated to research and the latest scientific knowledge, the ATS has integrated the patient perspective into its programs in ways that are unique among associations of health care professionals.”

The COPD Foundation is a member of the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable, a highly effective partner in the Society’s efforts to raise awareness of lung disease and to help patients and their though research, education, and advocacy. Mr. Walsh was the first chair of the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable.

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