Chris Janson, ACM Lifting Lives Partner With COPD Foundation For Harmonicas For Health
March 25, 2016 at 10:01 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) and the ACM LIFTING LIVES initiative have partnered with the CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISORDER (COPD) FOUNDATION to launch a pilot program called HARMONICAS FOR HEALTH. The program is part of the COPD FOUNDATION's Pulmonary Education Program (PEP), which works to encourage COPD patients to exercise their lungs and improve their lives through the power of music.
WARNER BROS./W.A.R. artist CHRIS JANSON has come on board as a COPD National Spokesperson for the program and recently visited patients at SAINT THOMAS RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL to see the group's progress as they have been learning to play the harmonica to treat COPD. "I can attest to the healing power playing the harmonica provides," said JANSON. "As an asthmatic, harmonica playing has helped me overcome my breathing problems and make some damn good music." Check out JANSON in the ACM LIFTING LIVES COPD HARMONICAS FOR HEALTH public service announcement here.