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Are you ready for World COPD Day? - Weds 14 Nov

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Are you ready for World COPD Day? - Weds 14 Nov

World COPD Day 2012 will take place on Wednesday, November 14 around the theme “It’s Not Too Late.” The day is coordinated by Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).

This message for this year was chosen to emphasize the meaningful actions people can take to improve their respiratory health, at any stage before or after a COPD diagnosis.
 

GOLD’s international materials will emphasize the broad slogan “It’s Not Too Late,” they are also expecting that individual activity organizers will adapt the slogan in various ways to target specific messages to their audiences. For example--  

For people with symptoms who have not been diagnosed:

  • If you’re short of breath, it’s not too late to ask your doctor about spirometry.


For patients with COPD:

  • If you have COPD, it’s not too late to live an active life.


For doctors:

  • If you care for people with COPD, it’s not too late to help your patients breathe better. 

> Read more about World COPD Day


There are a whole number of events being coordinated across England - from a sponsored exercise event by a BLF BreatheEasy group in Leeds, a nationwide balloon launch organised via Facebook (read more), through to spirometry testing for the public in Oxford and East Berkshire.