EFFORTS — PO Box 20241
Kansas City, MO 64195–0241

Phone: (877) 2–ENDCOPD
The information on (or referenced by) the EFFORTS’ website and discussion lists is not intended or implied to be a substitute for the professional medical advice of your own healthcare providers.

We thank those who have shopped at Amazon and donated to EFFORTS through the Smile program. On February 20th 2023, Amazon discontinued the program.

If you would like to donate to EFFORTS, click the Paypal Donate button or mail a check to PO Box 20241 Kansas City, MO 64195–0241.

As a patient advocacy group, we rely on your contributions/donations to maintain the mail list group, this website, and help board members attend conferences and to increase our participation in research.

Emphysema (COPD) Takes Your Breath Away


Learn more about Emphysema (COPD) from others who are living with it

Daily email discussions about lung disease

Medical professionals contribute their expertise and answer our questions

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If you are looking for more information or support about Emphysema or other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you have found the most energetic and comprehensive organization on the web. Be an informed patient. Learn that living with COPD, while a change in lifestyle, is not a death sentence.

We currently number about 1100 members representing the USA and other countries.

EFFORTS is a 501(c)(3), non–profit organization that was formed, funded and is operated by patients with the disease. Membership is free. All contributions are tax–deductible and gratefully accepted. We accept credit cards and PayPal. More information can be found here.

Become a Member of EFFORTS

To become a member, fill in the form below and click the Submit button.

Please note, we are an active list so many emails may come to your mailbox in one day. In order to receive only one email containing the emails that were sent for the day, type “Yes” in the Digest field.

If you are a medical professional, email us and let us know your specialty or write it in the Digest field.

If you have any problems or questions please contact us at efforts.managers@gaggle.email.

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As well as providing vital support through a joint email discussion list and educational resource for its members, we are also working to educate and inform patients and care providers as well as promote deeper research for more effective treatment and hopefully a cure for Emphysema and other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Be an activist in managing your own disease and join our EFFORTS to help promote vital medical research and education. If we don’t do this, who will?

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Click the buttons below to see a sample of our sites’ pages. Later, you can return to this page to join EFFORTS.

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Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart Blood and Lung Institute

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