The Lung Association of Saskatchewan At Your Door
May 26, 2011 - The Lung Association of Saskatchewan will be knocking on your door during the annual Asthma & Allergies Residential Campaign. From June 1 – 7, thousands of dedicated volunteer canvassers will hit the streets in communities across Saskatchewan including: Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Regina, Southey, Lumsden, Pilot Butte, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Yorkton, and Estevan to give people an opportunity to support our programs and services in the area of asthma and allergies.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by difficulty in breathing causing a combination of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or tightness in the chest. It can develop at any age but is more likely to begin in childhood. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. Uncontrolled asthma is a leading cause of hospitalization for children and for adult absenteeism from the work place in Canada. Approximately 60% of people with asthma between the ages of 18 – 54 do not have optimal control. In Canada 2.2 million people aged 12 and over have asthma and more than 485,000 children aged four to 11 have doctor-diagnosed asthma.
Donations from the residential campaign help fund important education programs as well as the work of world-renowned researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in the fight against asthma. When a volunteer canvasser knocks at your door, please give generously! Our canvassers can be identified by a Lung Association nametag and will be able to issue you an official receipt at the door for your donation.
If your residence is missed during the June 1 – 7 campaign, please visit our web site at www.sk.lung.ca to make your secure on-line donation or contact our provincial headquarters in Saskatoon at 343-9511 / 1-888-566-5864 and we will be pleased to assist you.
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:
Contact: Sharon Kremeniuk,
Vice President - Development
Phone: (306) 352-2004 (Regina)
When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.