Welcome to Respiratory Health Association
Are you looking for a family member or friend's CowaLUNGa fundraising page? Click here to support their efforts to fight lung disease! The 20th Anniversary ride was held Aug 6 - 8 and we're grateful for every mile pedaled. Consider joining us next year (tentative 2017 date: Aug 5 - 7) for 18 miles or one, two or three days of pure fun that has also raised over $3 million in the past 20 years to support RHA's mission.
You can learn how to help others quit smoking! Register for our Courage to Quit® Leader Training on September 30, 2016. This training will prepare you to deliver successful adult smoking cessation programs. By providing resources, practicing skills and giving support, you’ll give others the Courage to Quit®. To learn more and register, click here.
RHA is supporting research in three important lung health areas through grant awards totaling $185,000. Congratulations to recipients Dr. Bria Coates & Dr. Ai P "Anna" Lam of Northwestern University and Dr. Gye Young Park of University of Illinois at Chicago. Read more about their important advancements here.
The Illinois Senate has passed Senate Bill 3011 which will raise the purchase age of tobacco products to 21. Young adulthood is a critical age for smoking initiation with 95% of smokers starting before age 21. This is important legislation that will save lives. To learn more about thanking your Senator and sharing your support of Tobaccco 21 with your Representative, click here.
Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD, Northwestern Medicine's chief of thoracic surgery, was awarded the inaugural Solovy Research Award for Advancement in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). DeCamp was selected for his outstanding contributions towards improving the quality of life for people living with COPD. The award was established through the Kathleen Hart Solovy and Jerold S. Solovy Endowment for COPD at RHA.
Thinking about running with us in 2016? You can run a race of your choice or join us for the next Bank of America Chicago Marathon all while helping to raise funds and awareness for lung disease! Multiple team benefits are included upon registration. No matter what running event you choose, you can make a difference! For more information click here.
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