For those of you who are interested, the American Lung Association is pushing the Centers for Disease Control to fund a program to combat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
According to the ALA Web site, COPD kills 130,000 people a year and is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. The $6 million in funding would go to better data collection and awareness. The site doesn't note whether other programs would be cut to help fund the project.
If you would like to help out, you can write your Congressman/woman by filling out this form on the ALA's Web site.
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