Are you ‘powered by breathing?’ Tour continues across the province of Alberta

After touring a handful of communities and cities across the province, we have already heard from you, our supporters and patients, on what you would do if you could breathe better.

The following is a handful of those tweets!:

We have had a busy few months offering free breathing tests to hundreds of Albertans in communities — including Lethbridge, Camrose, and Fort McMurray. The tour is all part of The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT’s (“TLA”) Powered By Breathing campaign — sponsored by Nicorette and Nicoderm.

TLA was also in the small, central-Alberta town of Tofield this summer as dozens of volunteer firefighters helped raise money for important research and support programs offered by TLA.

Check out these tweets from those communities that we visited!:

The Powered By Breathing campaign is still far from over. TLA is still hoping to screen 75,000 Albertans this year for early diagnosis of lung illnesses — like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Early detection is important as doctors can use better treatments to reduce symptoms as well as preventing the illness from getting any worse. More Canadian women have died from COPD than breast cancer since 2009, according to figures from Statistics Canada. COPD is also the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.

You can find TLA staff and volunteers at the Women’s Show in Edmonton Oct. 18 and 19 at the Edmonton Expo Centre or the Women’s Show in Calgary on Oct. 25 and 26 at BMO Centre in Stampede Park.

For residents in Lethbridge, you can also find us at the Alberta Sleep Forum at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre on Oct. 22.

Tell us what you would do if you could breathe better? Leave a comment below this post!

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