Thomas3.20.2010

Thank You, Billy Ray Cyrus!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Apr 22, 2011

In addition to gearing up for the release of his upcomingalbum, I'm American, Cyrus is also using his famous voice to educate people about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), in honor of his grandfather who battled symptoms of the disease.

Cyrus talked to Parade.com about his connection to the health initiative. Plus, his biggest hope for his famous daughter as she looks to shed her teen queen image.

Raising awareness of COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
"I was stunned to find out that COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America and actually kills more people each year than breast cancer and diabetes combined -- that really stood out to me. I was shocked, and the more I learned about it, the more I realized I had connections to the disease. My grandfather suffered from symptoms of COPD and I just realized that this was a very worthy cause. Prevention and awareness can sometimes be the best way to fight this disease." 

 

If you suffer from COPD or Emphysema, please contact me and join our New Support Group! There is HOPE for all of us! We're finally beginning to receive the attention we deserve! You do not have to go through this chronic illness alone!

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