November 04, 2010

Ridgefield, CT, November 4, 2010 – Events across the country today mark the first annual DRIVE4COPD Great American Screen Off to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and screen people for their risk of the disease. The Screen Off is believed to be the largest single day in our nation’s history dedicated to screening for and raising awareness of America’s fourth leading cause of death.

September 14, 2010

Ridgefield, CT, September 14, 2010 – National health initiative DRIVE4COPD today announced the launch of its new Ambassador Program, which gives fans the opportunity to join their favorite celebrity in a common cause: raising awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Ambassador Program marks the beginning of the Great American Screen Off, a nationwide push this fall to screen Americans for their risk of COPD at DRIVE4COPD.COM. Fans can now enter the DRIVE4COPD Celebrity Race Team’s* ongoing competition to see who can screen the most people.

September 08, 2010

Ridgefield, CT, September 8, 2010 – The country’s newest health initiative, DRIVE4COPD, announced today that it has added the largest association of respiratory therapists - The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) - to its ranks. The AARC joins DRIVE4COPD, the Official Health Initiative of NASCAR®, and fellow partnering organizations the American Lung Association, COPD Foundation and founding sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in a combined effort to increase awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

June 11, 2010

Ridgefield, CT, June 11, 2010- In just four months since its launch, DRIVE4COPD has already encouraged more than 100,000 people to be screened to see if they may be at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The country’s newest health initiative that aims to raise awareness of COPD in the hopes that people will talk to their doctor and get diagnosed instead of suffering in silence. Currently, half of the estimated 24 million Americans who may have COPD remain undiagnosed and untreated, and most are not diagnosed until they have lost half their lung function.

February 18, 2010

Ridgefield, CT, February 18, 2010 – Hollywood, sports and music stars brought the public along for the ride as they raced 6,000 miles in four days to find the millions of people who may be at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which kills one person every four minutes. Through Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, tens of thousands of people followed the celebrities as they traveled to 14 cities to screen thousands of people for this relatively unknown top cause of death.

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