Across the country, there will be a variety of activities, in person and online, to make Canadians more aware of how precious our lungs and our breathing is for all.
During Lung Month, the Canadian Lung Association is asking everyone share a breathtaking picture with friends and family through social media. It’s simple and easy to participate. Here’s how:
1) Post your most breathtaking pic and add #mybreathtakingpic
2) Include a short message: “Post a pic that takes your breath away and give Canadians with lung disease a chance to breathe easier”
3) Nominate a friend and get them to do the same
4) Ask your family and friends to support The Lung Association by donating to www.lung.ca
To support life-saving lung research, the Canadian Lung Association is launching a national fundraising campaign — Breathing as One — to rally Canadians under the banner of better breathing. The aim is to change the way we think about breathing — what we do to enable it, the therapies we need to treat it and what we can do to safeguard it. To learn more, visit www.breathingasone.ca.
November is also national Radon Action Month and the Canadian Lung Association is urging all Canadians to test their homes for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Testing for radon is easy and costs about $30. You can order a test kit from our provincial Lung Associations. If your home has high radon levels, it can be fixed by a certified radon professional. For more information, visit: www.lung.ca/radon
The Canadian Lung Association offers a toll-free helpline staffed by certified respiratory educators who can answer questions about lung health issues, including asthma, COPD, smoking cessation, radon or air pollution. Call us at 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) to speak to one of our certified respiratory educators.
Happy and healthy breathing to all during Lung Month… and beyond!