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[Insert Your Organization Name] holds [insert event here] to help increase COPD conversation between patients and providers during National COPD Awareness Month

What: [Insert Organization Name] joins the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI's) COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign in observance of National COPD Awareness Month, this November, by hosting [insert event here]. [Insert 1-2 sentences about the organization and the event being held].

Who: [Insert Organization Name, any notable members joining the event]

When: [Insert Event Date and Time]

Where: [Insert Event Location]

Why: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious lung disease that over time makes it difficult to breathe. Now the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, COPD is estimated to affect 24 million people nationwide, yet as many as half remain undiagnosed. In [insert state], more than [insert number or percentage] have been diagnosed with COPD. There is no cure for COPD; however, with early diagnosis and treatment, people with COPD can breathe easier and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Through [insert activity here], [insert your organization], a member of the Campaign's Breathe Better Network, is working to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of COPD and urge those at-risk to start the conversation with their health care provider.

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