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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases and includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. There are thirty million people who suffer from chronic respiratory disease in the United States alone. It is among the few disease categories that continue to increase in numbers every year.

While there’s no cure at this time, research has shown that with a correct diagnosis and treatment plan, the disease can be managed. Those with COPD can live for many years enjoying life.

PERF’s focus is on practical projects and research that bring benefits to pulmonary patients in the short term. Among the many accomplishments we are very proud of, is the world’s first endowed Chair of Rehabilitative Science. PERF has made significant strides in a short period of time. Please see PERF Supports Rehabilitation Research.

PERF is committed to improving the quality of life for those with COPD. Please join us in this effort. Your donation does make a difference.

PERF is a small non-profit foundation entirely supported by volunteers. PERF has an extremely low overhead (less than 9% over the past 5 years) and the Board of Directors and Medical Advisors receive no financial compensation for their work. Your contributions go directly to research and education.

Donations are Tax-Deductible

One hundred percent of each gift may be deducted as a charitable contribution under both federal and state law. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Please remember us when you are considering a worthy recipient for your charity. We are deserving!

If you do, any contribution you choose to make will be gratefully acknowledged! A memorial donation, or one made to honor a special person, will also be acknowledged, not only to you but also to the address of notification you provide.

You may click the green button below to donate online:

Or mail your contribution to:

The Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation (PERF)
P.O. Box 1133
Lomita, CA 90717-5133.

Be sure to include any contact information that will be needed.

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