Annual Awards and Recognition

Earlier this month, the COPD Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to curing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hosted its 2014 Annual Awards and Recognition Benefit at the Powerhouse, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York.

2014 honorees included:

  • Patti Everly COPD
    Patti Everly, wife of Phil Everly, who passed away in January of COPD; and John W. Walsh, COPDF president and cofounder.
    ADVANCE thanks Michael Berman

    Phil Everly Champion for COPD Award: Patti Everly

  • COPD Advocate Award: The Silver Palate/Grain Berry
  • COPD Treatment Award: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“After a decade of research, education and early diagnosis, the COPD Foundation is pleased to recognize this year’s honorees for their dedication to improving the lives of those living with COPD,” said John W. Walsh, president and cofounder of the COPD Foundation. “This event recognizes individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to help raise awareness, provide education and insight, and identify the growing number of at-risk Americans.”

The Chapin Sisters, Lily & Abigail Chapin, performed. With two critically-acclaimed full-length albums under their belt — 2008’s Lake Bottom LP and 2010’s Two, Abigail and Lily released A Date with the Everly Brothers in the Spring of 2013. Recorded in 1 day, live in the studio with a full band in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the album includes 14 of the sisters’ favorite Everlys songs, a tribute as well as a master class in harmony singing. The album was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, The New York Times’ T magazine, and has been included on many year-end top 10 lists.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary and a decade of progress, the mission of the COPD Foundation is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. The C.O.P.D. Information Line, 866-316-COPD (2673), is a toll-free number for information and referrals on COPD, offering callers access to peer-to-peer patients and caregiver associates.

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