DRIVE4COPD CAMPAIGN 2011

September 14, 2011

Ridgefield, CT, September 14, 2011 – Landmark public health campaign DRIVE4COPD today announced the unveiling of 24M: The DRIVE4COPD Monument, a visual representation of the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States. Reaching 14 feet at its highest peak and spanning half a football field, this first-of-its-kind monument comprised of 24 large-scale pinwheels to represent the 24 million Americans who may be living with COPD, was designed by internationally renowned artist and sculptor Michael Kalish.

May 18, 2011

Ridgefield, CT, May 18, 2011 – Landmark public health campaign DRIVE4COPD announced today that Tim Wright was chosen from more than 150 entries as the winner of the Tune Up for COPD Songwriting Competition. DRIVE4COPD Celebrity Ambassadors Billy Ray Cyrus and Patty Loveless were among the judges for the competition, launched in partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA), which challenged Americans to create a new DRIVE4COPD song to help raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

March 23, 2011

Ridgefield, CT, March, 23, 2011 – The DRIVE4COPD national public health initiative today announced its partnership with renowned American artist and sculptor Michael Kalish. Kalish will create a large-scale monument called 24M: The DRIVE4COPD Monument, inspired by the DRIVE4COPD campaign pinwheel icon. Kalish will use his signature medium, the license plate, to create 24 large-scale pinwheels representing the 24 million Americans who may be living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

March 15, 2011

Ridgefield, CT, March 15, 2011 – Health initiative DRIVE4COPD today announced that two of the most powerful COPD organizations in America – the U.S. COPD Coalition and the COPD Alliance – have joined the mission to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). With these additions, the country’s leading COPD groups are part of DRIVE4COPD and are working together to amplify the campaign’s effort to draw attention to this common and debilitating disease.

February 02, 2011

Ridgefield, CT, February 2, 2011 – DRIVE4COPD today announced that it achieved its goal of screening 1 million Americans to determine their risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in its first year. The health awareness campaign aims to make a fundamental change in how COPD is addressed in this country and an important part of this effort is to find the millions who may be at risk for COPD and do not know it.

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