A blast from the past at The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT

 

This year marks the 75th anniversary of The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (“TLA”).

Over the next few weeks you will see vintage PSAs posted — like the video posted above — as a way to help us celebrate this milestone.

Help us celebrate by donating today. If you donate before Oct. 15, you have a chance to win one of three vacation packages that will take your breath away — pun intended.

Since 1939, TLA has been the primary information source for lung health. The organization continues to raise funds for critical research and patient support programs and advocates for changes in public policy.

Meanwhile, if you are in the Fort McMurray region from Sept. 19 to 21, visit our booth at the Fort McMurray Fall Fair and Trade Show.

Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne congratulates The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT as it celebrates its 75th anniversary

 

Here’s another greeting from Alberta’s government.

During the annual Premier’s K-Days Breakfast July 17, Health Minister Fred Horne says The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT has “made a difference in the lives of Albertans” during its 75-year history.

We still want to hear from those who have volunteered with us throughout TLA’s 75-year history — whether you were involved in an event like StairClimb for Clean Air, or involved with TLA’s board. Share with us your stories about why you became involved with TLA by filling out the form below!

Since 1939, TLA has been the primary information source for health. The organization continues to raise funds for critical research and patient support programs and advocates for changes in public policy.

Premier Dave Hancock says ‘happy 75th’ to The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT

 

It might be the dog days of summer, but that hasn’t stopped staff, volunteers and supporters from celebrating an important milestone at The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (“TLA”).

During the annual Premier K-Day’s Breakfast July 17, Premier Dave Hancock gave a warm “happy birthday” to TLA as it continues to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

We still want to hear from those who have volunteered with us throughout TLA’s 75-year history — whether you were involved in an event like StairClimb for Clean Air, or involved with TLA’s board. Share with us your stories about why you became involved with TLA by filling out the form below!

Since 1939, TLA has been the primary information source for health. The organization continues to raise funds for critical research and patient support programs and advocates for changes in public policy.

Clean Air Strategic Alliance celebrates 20 years in Alberta

The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (TLA) isn’t the only Alberta-based organization celebrating a milestone in 2014.

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Alberta and TLA was a founding member.

CASA is an alliance made up of stakeholders from industry, non-government organizations, government officials and other environmental interest groups.

Sitting at the table with the policy-makers, ensures that the health of Albertans is looked after through strategies that make a difference.

TLA is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

For more information about CASE, check out the alliance’s website!

Join The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT in Lethbridge, Alberta for its 75th anniversary party

LethbridgeResidents in Lethbridge have 75 reasons to celebrate lung health in Alberta’s windy city.

The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (TLA) is encouraging residents in Lethbridge to help it celebrate its 75th anniversary. They can do that by taking part in a simple breathing test at the Centre Village Mall parking lot Saturday (June 21) during a block party hosted by Canada First Mortgage and the Twelve Months of Giving Committee to mark Lung Month in the city.

“We are happy to help TLA celebrate this important milestone in their 75-year-history,” said Ellie Peters, member of the Twelve Months of Giving Committee in Lethbridge.

“We are all powered by breathing so we hope to get as many people as we can from the community to take the breathing test and be counted among the 75,000 people TLA is hoping will take the test as a way to celebrate their 75 years of lung health in Alberta.”

Organizers of the block party will be offering cake to party-goers to help celebrate TLA’s important milestone.

Early detection for lung illnesses, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 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 now the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.

Information about lung health will be available all month long this June at participating businesses across Lethbridge. Donations will also be collected for lung research and patient support programs offered by TLA.

Since 1939, TLA has been the primary information source for lung health. The organization continues to raise funds for critical research and patient support programs, along with advocated for changes in public policy. 

 

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says ‘happy birthday’ to The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT

Did you know that it is our 75th anniversary?

Learn more about The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT by visiting our website. Click here!

Do you have a story to share? Were you involved with The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT during its 75-year history? Let us know by filling out the form below!

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!