|[November 26, 2012]
COPD Foundation Hosts 2012 Annual Awards and Recognition Benefit in New York City, Honors 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of Rare Genetic Disorder
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
To recognize organizations and community leaders dedicated to
fighting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through
innovation, healing and prevention, the COPD
Foundation will host the 2012
Annual Awards and Recognition Benefit, Thursday, Dec.
6, 2012, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, The
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, N.Y.
"The COPD Foundation is proud to honor the Alpha-1 Foundation on
its 50th anniversary of discovering the Alpha-1 Gene and for playing an
instrumental role in funding the COPD Foundation," says John Walsh,
president and co-founder of the COPD Foundation. "The Alpha-1 Foundation
is dedicated to providing the leadership and resources that will result
in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure
for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency."/i>
Other honorees include:
James Crapo, M.D., and Edwin Silverman, M.D. -- for their work
with the COPDgene® Study, the largest and most successful COPD study
Women in Government -- for leadership in educating US state
legislators about the significant impact of COPD on women.
Joan and Richard Cowlan -- for underwriting Estate and
Financial Planning for People Living with COPD. Authored by Martin
Shenkman, CPA, MBA, J.D., the book is a unique and critically
important resource for individuals affected by COPD.
"The nation's third deadliest disease, COPD takes one life every
four minutes, is increasing in prevalence and accounts for more than $40
billion in total healthcare costs nationwide," Walsh adds. "These
honorees exemplify the leadership and tenacity required to raise
awareness, identify the growing number of individuals at risk, increase
levels of support for research that will lead to a cure and, ultimately,
alter the devastating course of this debilitating disease."
For more information or media representatives wishing to attend
the event, please contact Janina Kowalski, Associate Director of
About the COPD Foundation
The mission of the COPD Foundation (www.COPDFoundation.org)
is to develop and support programs, which improve the quality of life
through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for
persons whose lives are impacted by chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease. The C.O.P.D. Information Line, 866-316-COPD (2673), is a
toll-free number for information and referrals on COPD, offering callers
access to peer-to-peer patients and caregiver associates. DRIVE4COPD (www.DRIVE4COPD.org)
is a public awareness and education campaign of the COPD Foundation.
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