Women and Lung Health Conference & Reception
Women are disproportionately affected by lung diseases.
The number of women diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease─ largely emphysema and chronic bronchitis ─ has surged ahead of men. Asthma rates among women jumped 97% compared to just 22% in men in a recent 14-year period. More women die from lung disease than from any other type of cancer. Female smokers appear to be twice as likely to develop lung cancer as male smokers.
These gender differences in lung disease prompted the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago (ALAMC) to create Catch Your Breath ®, a year-round educational initiative to raise awareness, advocate for legislative changes and increase funding for lung disease research.
The statistics on women and lung disease are breathtaking!
Together let's change the numbers.
Join us on Wednesday, May 2, 2007
to learn more about women and
ALLOCATION OF PROCEEDS
50% of the net revenues raised from the Women and Lung Health Conference and Reception will be used to support lung health research programs in metropolitan Chicago. The remaining 50% of the proceeds will support local lung health advocacy and education programs.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Contact a member of the Catch Your Breath team by phone at (312) 243-2000,or via e-mail at [email protected] to learn about ways to get involved.
Catch Your Breath® and the butterfly logo are registered trademarks of The American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago.