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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Lungs are for life!

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The Lung Association of Saskatchewan along with Triple Four Advertising Ltd. and the Saskatchewan Roughriders are challenging Saskatchewan’s youth to love their lungs and get in the game for the 2013 Fine Foods Community Youth Challenge (CYC). From February to May, Neal Hughes, Scott McHenry and Keith Shologan from the Saskatchewan Roughriders are visiting over 60 schools in Saskatchewan. Neal Hughes is excited about the dynamic partnership between the Roughriders, Triple 4 Advertising Ltd. and The Lung Association of Saskatchewan again this year.  He believes that the partnership has enabled current Roughrider players like himself, Scott McHenry and Keith Shologan,

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Breathtaking beauty helps others breathe easier

Win a glimpse of nature that will take your breath away!  Sweeping landscapes, floral studies and the majesty of our wild neighbours captured by true local artists. The Lung Association has 13 beautifully framed pieces donated by their creators to help raise money for our 2013 ArtWorks for Lung Health campaign. Three local artists have contributed their work to this campaign. Cindy Barratt of Stony Plain offered a 1 of 1 limited edition print Sunny Alberta– Roses #12 from her series exploring Alberta’s iconic wild rose. Elaine Funnell from Spruce Grove brings indoors one of the first harbingers of spring with

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Tuberculosis Then and Now

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While tuberculosis is no longer a leading cause of death in BC, it continues to be one of the most deadly infectious diseases – and killers – worldwide. Globally, approximately 1 in 3 people are infected and in 2011 alone, 1.4 million people died from TB, 70,000 of whom were children. In Canada however, less than 2000 active TB cases are reported each year.  TB Then Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that can affect your lungs and other parts of your body. With proper treatment, most people with TB can be cured of the infection. TB is spread when

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20 storeys of victory over lung diseases

The morning of March 10 was a special day at the Coast Edmonton Plaza as more than 150 participants climbed 20 storeys of the hotel in support of The Lung Association, AB & NWT. Edmonton’s first ever Boardwalk Rental Communities StairClimb for Clean Air was a success. One of the highlights of the event was the heartfelt speech by Morris Irvine, a double lung transplant survivor. The resident of Lindbergh waited nine months on a transplant list. He received his new lungs on March 13, 2011 at the University of Alberta Hospital, where he spent four days in intensive care

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Climb the Wall – Stairclimb for Clean Air 2013

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Climbing to the top: Participants’ lungs and legs hurt just thinking about it, but despite any pre-event jitters,400 participants turned up in support of the BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall: the Stairclimb for Clean Air this past Sunday in downtown Vancouver.  It’s not a traditional road race or even a triathlon; it’s a stairclimb to the top of one of BC’s tallest buildings, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. While the event attracts competitive stair climbers out to set personal bests, as well as a large contingent of BC firefighters who come out every year, an equal number of

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