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Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Hustle Up the Hancock on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no registration on event day. Commit to raising $1000 (per person) as a Lung Health Champion to get special perks and benefits. Form a team at work and be part of the Corporate Climb division. Click to register or learn more.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Although we can't see, smell, or taste radon, exposure causes 20,000+ deaths annually in the U.S. The only way to know if your home is safe is to test the radon levels using a simple and inexpensive test kit, available at most hardware or home improvement stores. Learn more about radon and how you can protect yourself here.
Dr. David W. Cugell, an esteemed director emeritus of Respiratory Health Association, died December 5, 2016, at the age of 93. Dr. Cugell was a 50+ year volunteer with RHA, continuing his advocacy well after his board service here ended. He had a special interest in climate change and lung health, and in recent years had been a key supporter of RHA efforts in this arena. Click here to read more of our tribute to Dr. Cugell.
Thank you to all who attended our 2016 Living Better Together COPD Conference on Thursday, November 17. We're delighted that nearly 300 participants came together to learn about COPD and strategies for living better together with this chronic illness. Over the past 13 years, RHA has reached more than 3,000 individuals living with COPD, their caregivers, and pulmonary rehabilitation staff. Click here for more information and to view photos.
Thinking about running with us in 2017? 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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