The U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) is a nonprofit organization made up of patient organizations, health professional organizations, individuals, and government agencies who work together in a unified manner to promote the interests of individuals affected by COPD. 

Every day, the USCC works towards its vision of a COPD-free United States. 

Why Orange and Purple?

The USCC is represented by two colors: orange and purple.

Orange, the official awareness color of COPD by Senate Resolution 322 by Senators Crapo and Durbin, represents the estimated 24 million people in the United States with COPD. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is an umbrella term used to describe a group of progressive lung diseases characterized by increasing breathlessness.

Purple, the awareness color of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, represents the 1 in every 2,500 people in the United States affected by it. Alpha-1 is a genetic condition that predisposes individuals to serious lung diseases at any age- including COPD.