Renown Alberta medical researcher says ‘happy anniversary’ to the Lung Association

Yes, it’s true.

The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (“TLA”) is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year.

During the 1930s, tuberculosis (“TB”) was at epidemic levels across Canada. Community leaders in Kinsmen clubs (now KinCanada) across Alberta undertook the work of raising funds to help patients and their families stricken by this debilitating lung disease.

The work accomplished by these dedicated service club members  – who raised money by selling Christmas Seals despite the Great Depression – was the ground work for what The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT is today.

Do you have a story to share? Were you involved with TLA during its 75-year history? Let us know by filling out the form below!

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