Part of the HPS Network team attending the American Thoracic Society (ATS) meeting in Washington DC in May joined members of the ATS to rally for issues of importance to patients with lung diseases on Capitol Hill.

Nancy Lee, board member of the HPS Network, Donna Appell, CEO and Founder of the HPS Network, Ashley Appell, Carmen Camacho, Frankie Feliciano, Candice Sipe, and Crystal Sipe teamed up with physicians from the ATS for meetings with Congressional representatives or their staff.

Issues discussed included funding for healthcare-related federal agencies to matters related to lung health research and environmental issues important to America’s lung health.

Nancy Lee and her team were able to meet directly with Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas.