Sport? No, thanks! How PARI RunAIR René went from smoker to half-marathoner

René took up running after experiencing a punctured lung, but he still kept smoking. Today the PARI RunAIR has not only given up smoking for good, he is also actively helping the 25 PARI RunAIRs by adding kilometres to the group challenge. Next goal: Dresden Half Marathon (if it is not cancelled because of the coronavirus).


“When I run, my mum cheers me on from above”

Laura is the youngest member of the 25-person PARI RunAIR team. In an interview, she tells us how she discovered her passion and why running helps her to process the death of her mother a bit better.


World COPD Day: Eberhard Jordan sets himself a personal challenge to climb 48 storeys

Eberhard Jordan sets himself a personal exercise challenge for World COPD Day. The aim is not only to stop his own disease advancing but also to raise awareness of lung disease.

The articles found on the PARI Blog are written by the PARI Blog editorial team. The editorial team consists of PARI employees as well as external guest authors and freelance editors, some of them suffering from severe respiratory diseases themselves.