The Lung Association - We are the Christmas Seal People! Celebrate healthy lungs & clean air this holiday season
Saskatoon, December 3, 2012 - At the turn of the 20th century when the tuberculosis epidemic swept across Saskatchewan and Canada, the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League, flanked by an army of volunteers and donors, held fast to the premise that everyone has a right to lung health and that holds true today. For over 100 years, generations of people across Saskatchewan and Canada have joined in the fight for healthy lungs and clean air by supporting the Lung Association's annual Christmas Seals campaign.
"Lung disease is not a respecter of age, geographic location or culture and can affect anyone at anytime. As a matter of fact one out of every three of our residents will be affected by lung disease during their lifetime," states Brian Graham, The Lung Association's President and CEO. "That is why we are active in communities across Saskatchewan providing training for health care professionals, delivering health education in schools, facilitating patient support groups, lobbying for clean air and conducting lung disease prevention and management programs that include asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, lung cancer and smoking cessation."
The 2012 Christmas Seals feature seven heart-warming designs befitting the tradition of sending cards to friends and family celebrating the holiday season. For those that wish to spread holiday cheer electronically, you can send a Christmas Seals e-card. When Christmas Seals arrive in your mail box, the Lung Association asks you to give generously. "We couldn't do all of this wonderful work without our donors and support from the public. Thank you for your generosity during the holiday season and throughout the year," adds Brian Graham.
Donations can be made by responding to our mail appeal, making a secure online donation at www.sk.lung.ca/donation or by calling us during regular office hours in Saskatoon at 343-9511 or 1-888-566-LUNG (5864) elsewhere in the province.
About The Lung Association
Established in 1911, The Lung Association is Saskatchewan's oldest and most respected health charity. We are the leading organization for science-based information, research, education, support programs, and advocacy on lung health issues in Saskatchewan.
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Vice President Development