Breathe boldly
for COPD awareness

 

COPD is the third leading cause of death in America¹. It has taken many lives, including the late Leonard Nimoy last year.  But with greater awareness, we can help the 30 million affected by COPD² get treatment and manage the disease better.

Every breath with COPD can be a struggle—

like breathing through a straw.

#BreatheBoldly

 

Join us in continuing Leonard’s last mission to raise awareness and empathy for COPD. Simply breathe through a straw and post a straw selfie on social media and tag your friends.

Whoopie Goldberg copd
It’s a heaviness in your chest and it doesn’t really go away.

~ Maddie, 13

Even with COPD,

there’s always a way to make life better.

Every day that I’m breathing is a gift.

~ Evelyn, 34

Awareness is just one way Philips is helping patients breathe easier.

 

Philips solutions are helping thousands of people treat and manage their COPD symptoms.

Nebulizers

Administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs.

Monitoring

Allow physicians and caregivers to identify problems remotely through networked devices in patients’ homes.

Non-invasive ventilators

Through a mask, forces air into the lungs at night and other times when needed.

Oxygen concentrators

Converts room air into a purer form of oxygen.

Help make a difference
for the 30 million Americans
affected by COPD²

COPD Foundation

See Remembering Leonard:

His Life, Legacy and Battle with COPD
COPD LLAP

1 Centers for disease control and prevention. 2016. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/copd/index.html#2
2 COPD Foundation. 2016. Retrieved from http://www.copdfoundation.org/What-is-COPD/COPD-Facts/Statistics.aspx

3 CAUTION: for those with a respiratory or heart condition, if this activity could cause you difficulty breathing, we suggest you do not participate or do so under the guidance of your physician.