World COPD Day in Downtown Tampa

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The Lung Institute to host free advocacy event in honor of World COPD Day 2014. This event will serve to build awareness for this chronic pulmonary disease.

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"We are looking forward to raising awareness about COPD," says Lynne Flaherty, Executive Vice President of the Lung Institute.

On Wednesday, November 19, The Lung Institute will host a free advocacy event on Franklin Street outside of Lykes Gaslight Square Park in downtown. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung condition that obstructs the breathing of many individuals. The Lung Institute offers stem cell therapy to treat COPD, as well as several other lung diseases. This event will raise awareness for COPD; as people often have very little knowledge about it. This is the first year that the event is being held by the Lung Institute.

The Lung Institute will raise public awareness by offering informational flyers on COPD and engaging community members. There will also be prizes and giveaways at the event, which will serve as a reminder for World COPD Day.

World COPD Day is organized annually by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). They partner with healthcare professionals, educators and the general public who want to alleviate the hardships that those with COPD face. The first COPD day was held in 2002 and has been growing each year. Recently, there have been events organized in over 50 countries around the world.

People diagnosed with COPD face many obstacles daily. Some rely on oxygen to get through the day and find it difficult to complete even the most common tasks without struggling. The Lung Institute encourages citizens to take part in World COPD Day.

“We are looking to raising awareness about COPD,” says Lynne Flaherty, Executive Vice President of the Lung Institute. “Our hopes are to educate the public on the effects of this condition and how treatments can help improve and manage their quality of life.”

Join us for World COPD Day:

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Franklin Street outside of Lykes Gaslight Square Park in Tampa, FL.

About the Lung Institute
At the Lung Institute, we are changing people’s lives across the nation through the innovative technology of regenerative medicine. We are committed to providing patients a more effective way to address pulmonary conditions and improve quality of life. Our physicians, through their designated practices, have gained worldwide recognition for the successful application of revolutionary minimally invasive stem cell therapies. With over a century of combined medical experience, our doctors have established a patient experience designed with the highest concern for patient safety and quality of care. For more information, visit our website at, or call us today at (855)-469-5864

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