A century ago, Canadians gave their time and effort to help us end tuberculosis. Today, they are playing a pivotal role in helping us achieve our goal of improving lung health. We asked our volunteers why they joined our family. Here’s what they had to say:
I’m extremely proud to be part of the dynamic volunteer base of the Lung Health Foundation. It was important for me to contribute to an organization that is forward thinking, purpose driven and leaders in their field. The Lung Health Foundation is all of these things. I have the opportunity to learn from insightful people and contribute to a meaningful cause – helping people breathe easier.
Throughout my career, I have worked extensively in the respiratory space — from asthma and COPD, to smoking cessation, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza. As a communicator, I have worked with organizations to raise awareness about important public lung health issues such as vaccination, tobacco control and the impact of uncontrolled asthma.
I was asked to join the Marketing Council thanks to our work together on raising awareness about the Ontario ban on smoking in cars with children under the age of 16. Smoking cessation and confronting the lack of empathy for people with lung cancer are personal passions of mine, particularly since my mother-in-law passed away from the disease in 2011. Nobody deserves to have cancer, regardless of what type. When it comes to lung cancer, Canadians deserve care, treatment, and support.