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Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Hustle Up the Hancock on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no registration on event day. The Lung Health Champion climb category is also available (Lung Health Champions commit to fundraising $1,000 per person by March 2016.)
Chicago celebrated 10 years of progress in January as we marked the anniversary of one of our city’s greatest public health victories—Smoke-free Chicago. Since the City of Chicago’s Smoke-free Ordinance went into effect on January 16, 2006, other smoke-free laws followed, eventually covering the entire State of Illinois. To read our retrospective on the Smoke-free Chicago movement click here.
What is your reason to quit? Are you looking to save money? Breathe easier? Be a healthy role model? If you have tried to quit smoking, you know how hard it can be. Most people try to quit 6-9 times in their lifetime. So if you’ve tried before, don’t be discouraged. You CAN quit smoking, and you don’t have to do it alone! Check out our 10 Quit Tips and quit smoking resources, and take the first step toward your smoke-free goal.
Thank you to all the brave men and women who stepped over the edge 278 feet above State and Lake Streets at theWit Hotel September 13. We are more than half way to our fundraising goal! To help support RHA raise awareness and funds for lung disease research, advocacy and education click on the picture. To register for Skyline Plunge! Chicago May 2016 go to www.skylineplunge.org.
RHA recently released funding announcements in three important lung health areas. Requests for Applications to fund lung cancer, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) research are now open. New funding opportunities will support local research projects to improve our understanding of lung health and lead to improvements in treating and curing these lung diseases. Click here to learn more.
On Thursday, November 19, nearly 300 individuals with COPD and their caregivers attended RHA’s 12th Annual Living Better Together COPD Conference at Meridian Banquets and Conference Center in Rolling Meadows, IL. The event promoted disease awareness and empowered people living with COPD to become educated consumers of health care as well as effective disease self-managers. To learn more about this event click here.
- Smoking Bans Appear to Improve Health
- E-cig ads reach 7 in 10 middle& high schoolers
- 7/10students who use tobacco used flavored product