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There's still time to register for the CowaLUNGa Bike Tour's 20th anniversary! Pedal through the rolling hills of Northern Illinois into Southern Wisconsin and choose your challenge. We have cyclists of all ages and abilities who will ride 18 miles to 190+ miles over 1, 2 or 3 days. Click here to learn more and register.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- E-Cigs Most Used Tobacco Product By Teens
- USA Today ed board supports tobacco 21
- Smoking Bans Appear to Improve Health