Respiratory Rally


Respiratory Rallies are a one-day, inspirational and educational event for adults living with advanced lung disease, their loved ones and caregivers. 

COPD (short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and end-stage asthma. These diseases make it hard to breathe and can become progressively worse over time. Many living with COPD reduce their physical activity and social interactions due to their disease, often leading to feelings of isolation and even depression.

Respiratory Rallies includes presentations by prominent pulmonologists, physicians and health educators in your community that address a wide range of topics, including how to recognize and manage COPD symptoms and flare-ups, exercise and nutrition, oxygen therapy, support resources and more. Attendees will hear inspirational messages from others who are living health, active lives with COPD, and can speak one-one-one with exhibitors to learn more about COPD management and community resources. 

The fun-filled day also offers an opportunity to socialize with others living with lung disease in a setting that meets their physical and mobility needs. 

Below is a list of upcoming Rallies near you. If you would like to attend or learn more about a Respiratory Rally near you, contact your local Lung Association

Kern County Respiratory Rally

For more information please contact Tamira Smith Lopez at 661-282-3297 or

LUNG FORCE Respiratory Rally

Saturday, May 16, 2015
St. John's Regional Medical Center
Oxnard, CA

For more information please contact Zoila Reyna at 310.735.9179 or


Support Respiratory Rallies

The American Lung Association in California offers many opportunities for you to get involved in this unique event. We offer:

Sponsorship opportunities

Exhibit space

Volunteers to assist in planning the event

Volunteers the day of the event

If you would like to attend or learn more about a Respiratory Rally near you, contact your local Lung Association