Anne Affleck is urging people to support the BC Lung Association through purchases – by donation – of Christmas seals this winter.

Stamp-ing out lung disease

White Rock’s volunteer director for the BC Lung Association is asking for help reaching $1 million fundraising target

White Rock’s volunteer director for the BC Lung Association is asking residents for help reaching a province-wide $1 million fundraising target this year.

Anne Affleck is urging people to help raise the funds through donations for Christmas seals, which are labels placed on mail during the holiday season.

“Christmas seals are a very visible way of showing that people care about the continuing fight against lung disease,” she said in release last week.

The association’s mission is to promote lung health and clean air and support the growing number of British Columbians with breathing problems, such as asthma and lung cancer.

The money raised through the donations is used to fund medical research in the treatment and prevention of lung disease and patient support programs, the release states.

According to the association, one in five British Columbians has breathing problems with one Canadian dying every 20 minutes from lung disease.

For more information or to donate, go to www.bc.lung.ca or call 1800-665-5864

 

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