I'm sure most of us have seen them, Adverts from Cancer UK, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and every cancer you can think of plus The British Hear Foundation, not to mention Water Aid, Save the Children, NSPCC, RSPCA, and all the others most with a famous TV star or Movie star fronting for them to raise money for research, Together we will beat cancer or with our help they can drink clean water, and stop this cruelty now but when was the last time you saw an advert on the TV from the BLF, where is the big TV star/Movie star stepping up to raise finds for those of us with COPD ? Where is the TV campaign from BLF to raise funds for research and find a cure for us ?
There are no adverts to raise money for trials in to a cure for us, we want to live, we want to get better, why are we just written off and swept under the carpet ? We are told to exercise, eat the right foods, use the inhalers but what about a cure ? I think we would be just as well off going to see a local witch doctor, in fact have times moved on at all for us people with lung health problems ? HIV popped it's head up a while ago, billions of dollars and pounds has been spent on finding a cure !! Cancer gets billions spent on research and not all of it is private. Why do BLF not raise awareness for our plight ???? Are we third rate citizens and all grouped as `They are smokers or ex-smokers so who cares, let them take the stuff we dole out, tell them that's the best we can do and they will have to like it or lump it` When is the real research going to start to find a cure for us ? When will we get the big money and the big stars backing us for the cure and when will we be treated like the cancer and the HIV sufferers ? When will we be given real hope of a cure ??
Rant over ,but it does make me so angry when I see all these adverts and then realise nobody is advertising about us or fighting for a cure for us !!!