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COPD Patients Go “Full Tilt” in YouTube Video

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February 8, 2011

A country-western recording artist is doing his bit to raise awareness of COPD. Take a look at this YouTube video produced by LJ Coon Music Publishing BMI.

“Full Tilt Boogie” features line dancers from the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center who prove they can still kick up their heels, despite their age. At least one of the folks taking part was a woman with COPD, and now the publishing company is trying to encourage her fellow COPD patients around the world to join her in the fun.

“We are trying to launch a grassroots support/recognition of those living with COPD and for those that have passed from this disease, through our line dance song and video,” says LJ Coon spokesperson Donna Lee. The idea is to encourage line dancing groups all over the world to team up with COPD patients and produce their own videos and post them on YouTube.

“The line dance individuals, partners, teams, classes, local groups, and line dance instructors will be encouraging, informing, supporting, and instructing—all in support/recognition of COPD via ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ and COPD pulmonary rehabilitation,” says Lee.