Fall Update

Check out the recording of our 17th Annual COPD Education Day, “Emerging with Aloha!” It was both live at Queen’s Conference Center and via zoom on Friday, September 8, 2023. Please join us for our 18th Annual COPD Education Day–save the date, Friday, September 6, 2024!

COPD Support Group Meetings are held throughout the year! See the calendar for more details and sign up to receive reminders and notifications. Starting in January, 2023, we have also been holding zoom and in-person support group meetings at Straub Library, 888 S. King Street, in basement, down the hall from the Straub Lung Center, Strode-Milnor wing. They will move to NEW DAY, 2nd Wednesdays, 10-noon, HST. More details will be on calendar. Please register so reminders will be sent to you. A map and directory of the Straub campus is here. November meeting will be ZOOM ONLY on WEDNESDAY, November 8, 10-noon HST and thereafter, meetings are always 2nd Wednesdays!

Zoom meetings on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at Right2Breathe and on the calendar; some of the past ones are archived. EventBrite will allow registrations near date of meetings. For the month of November, two of the meetings will be on Wednesdays–please check the calendar for Wednesday, November 1 and November 15 meetings. World Oxygen Day was 10/2/2023.

Governor Green has proclaimed November as COPD and Alpha-1 Awareness Month and November 15 COPD Day, consistent with international COPD Day.

Donations Information about donating is on www.hawaiicopd.org/resources/donate.  PayPal pays all costs through their Donor Advised Fund when you donate with PayPal. Just for September, you can contribute through Foodland’s Give Aloha Program, program 78740, and Foodland will match a portion of your donation.

FREE COPD Caregiver Toolkit is now here! Read the article and download it! It has lots of very helpful tips and information to make the lives of both caregivers and patients better!

Resources about Lungs are available here as well.