Philips sponsors Nimoy documentary on COPD
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Royal Philips is sponsoring a documentary that seeks to educate viewers about COPD through Leonard Nimoy’s personal story of courage. “COPD: Highly Illogical – Remembering Leonard Nimoy” will also provide the latest information about treatments for the chronic disease. “Our aim in sponsoring this film is to raise awareness of the disease and its consequences if left undiagnosed or untreated,” said Eli Diacopoulos, Home Respiratory Care Business Leader for Philips. Nimoy’s decade-long struggle with COPD wasn’t officially diagnosed until 2013, when it was past the point of effective treatment. Nimoy, who died in February of last year, is best known for his role as Mr. Spock in Star Trek. The documentary is being produced by Nimoy’s daughter, Julie Nimoy, and her husband, David Knight of Health Point Productions.