Artist Leah Dorion is The Lung Association’s Juried Art Contest Winner
Saskatoon, November 29, 2010 – The Lung Association of Saskatchewan has something to celebrate. In 1911, as the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League, we became Saskatchewan’s first health charity. We opened our doors to the public to treat tuberculosis (TB) and operated sanatoria in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatoon and Prince Albert.
On February 17, 2011 we are celebrating 100 years of service to the residents of Saskatchewan. To raise awareness about TB and help commemorate our milestone year a juried art contest, open to artists across our great province, was launched. Artists were asked to explore family and community relations to tuberculosis and/or lung health in Saskatchewan. We are pleased to announce that our winner is artist, Leah Marie Dorion, with her original artwork entitled ‘Sacred Breath’.
Dorion describes Sacred Breath as “a unifying act of humanity as we all need access to healthy clean air to sustain life now and for the future generations”. Those views are shared by our Association as “the air we breathe is vital to the health of our lungs. We need to protect it - both outside our homes and inside where we live, work and play,” says Brian Graham, The Lung Association’s President and CEO.
To learn about The Lung Association, our juried art competition and more about our contest winner, or to review our 100 year time-line, please visit www.sk.lung.ca or call 343-9511 in Saskatoon or 1-888-566-LUNG (5864) elsewhere in the province.
About The Lung Association
Established in 1911, The Lung Association is Saskatchewan’s oldest health charity. You have come to know and trust The Lung Association as the premier source for lung health in our province. All of our quality educational materials, programs, services and treatment guidelines are based on current evidence-based research. You will find The Lung Association active in communities across Saskatchewan conducting lung disease prevention and management programs that include asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, lung cancer and smoking cessation. The Lung Association also provides training for health care professionals, delivers health education in schools, facilitates patient support groups, and lobbies for clean air.
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For more information, please contact:
Brian Graham, PhD, President and CEO
(306) 343-9511(Saskatoon) or 1-888-566-LUNG
When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.