The Lung Association sets the record straight regarding a telephone solicitation campaign in Regina
Saskatoon, February 9, 2005-The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is NOT conducting a telephone campaign to secure donations and we urge the public to use caution when responding to an appeal for donations over the telephone.Â It is important that donors obtain the name of the organization and a contact number to ensure that they are dealing with a reputable charity.Â Concerns can be directed to the Regina City Police at 777-6500.
Over the past few days The Lung Association has been contacted by concerned Regina citizens who received telephone calls requesting credit card donations to support a breakthrough in asthma research. These individuals were upset by the hard-sell tactics that were employed to secure a donation ranging from $200 - $300.
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is a member of the Canadian Lung Association, which has been working for lung health for 104 years.Â It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that relies on donations from the public to fund its activities.Â You will find The Lung Association, the premier source for respiratory health initiatives in the province, active in your community conducting programs on asthma, COPD, sleep apnea and reduction of tobacco use, providing training for health professionals, delivering health education in schools, facilitating patient support groups and lobbying for clean air.
To learn more about the Lung Association, please see our website at www.sk.lung.ca or speak to one of our helpful staff by calling 1-888-566-LUNG (5864).
Sharon Kremeniuk, Regina
When you can't breathe, nothing else matters!