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The barbecue capital of the world gets the word on COPD.
On October 24, 2009, Country Conquers COPD™ headed to Lexington, North Carolina for the 26th Annual Barbecue Festival. People were as hungry to learn about COPD as to sample that great barbecue.
  • Country Conquers COPD
  • Event location

    Main Street and adjoining side streets between 4th Street and 5th Avenue, Uptown Lexington, NC

  • A note of special thanks to:

    • American Lung Association in North Carolina
    • COPD Foundation
    • North Carolina COPD Task Force
    • North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care
    • Oreck

Whole lot of fun, food and live music.

Festival poster

More than 100,000 people turned out to enjoy the festivities in Lexington. From dozens of chefs vying for best barbecue bragging rights to games, live music and crafts, everyone had a great time.

And a healthy dose of COPD information.

COPD Foundation's Mobile Spirometry unit

It was a busy day at the Country Conquers COPD booth as more than 2,000 people stopped by to talk with lung health experts and receive free screenings thanks to the COPD Foundation and North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care.

Click here to see pictures from Barbecue Festival, Lexington, NCexternal disclaimer

Country Conquers COPD Learn More Breathe Better® is an awareness campaign of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


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