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Temple Lung Center and Nimoy Foundation to Host COPD Education Event


And Screening of ‘Remembering Leonard Nimoy’


  The Temple Lung Center, in collaboration with the Nimoy Foundation, will host a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, education event and screening of the film “Remembering Leonard Nimoy.” The event, which coincides with National COPD Awareness Month, is free and open to the public.


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Leonard Nimoy is best known for his portrayal of the character Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV and film series. In February 2013, Nimoy was diagnosed with COPD and dedicated the remaining years of his life to increasing awareness and prevention of this progressive and deadly disease. “Remembering Leonard Nimoy,” produced and directed by his daughter Julie and son-in-law David Knight, chronicles his life growing up in Boston to his Hollywood career to the final days of his life struggling with COPD, the disease to which he eventually succumbed in February 2015.


COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that includes conditions like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the American Lung Association, more than 15 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, and it is the third-leading cause of death in the country.


Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The film screening will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. at the  Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

4200 City Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Temple Lung Center, will be available for questions.