Thank You Partners & Sponsors

Even though over 11 million Americans are diagnosed with COPD, awareness is still shockingly low. We are ever so thankful to Leonard Nimoy’s family for sharing his journey with COPD. This is an important step in raising more awareness of third leading cause of death in the United States.

Steve Peregoy
Vice President of Mission Services & Impact, American Lung Association


Leonard’s millions of fans were not aware, until very near the end of his life, that he was suffering from COPD . . . Like his iconic alter ego, “Mr. Spock”, Leonard endured in stoic silence but broke that silence to passionately warn others of the dangers of smoking.

Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD
President, COPD Foundation

[Leonard Nimoy’s] final and most important contribution may be his greatest gift to all of us — COPD Awareness and Prevention. With an early diagnosis and the proper treatment, as Leonard would say, “Live Long and Prosper”.

Michael Madison
President, California Society Respiratory Care