Give to asthma campaign
Each medical breakthrough we fund and every life we touch is a testament to the power of your caring and commitment. You are our partner. And I am so grateful to you.
Today I have news from a very important corporate partner. It’s a remarkable opportunity they’re giving us that will absolutely accelerate our push towards the prevention, causes, and groundbreaking treatments of respiratory illness.
You see, they have offered us a very generous Matching Gift Grant.
What that means is that with every $1 you donate they will give us an additional $2 for a total of $3. Yes, they will TRIPLE your contribution today.
I can’t tell you how much this opportunity means to us –and by extension, every man, woman, and child who look to us as the leader in lung health initiatives, in the prevention of lung disease, in the management lung disease.
Every dollar counts when lives are at stake. Every day, one in five people diefrom a respiratory disease. Catia Mosca is on the frontlines in the fight against lung disease. She is a respiratory therapist and an educator at Montreal General Hospital. She’s seen the terrified faces of people as they suffer an asthma attack. She knows that people could avoid these sudden attacks and the emergency room visits that come with them if they simply understood their illness.
Catia tells us that, “The Quebec Lung Association’s purpose is essential. Patients have much easier access to you than they do their doctor. And so they count on you to discuss and better understand their illness.”
“Sadly, asthma patients know very little about their disease. They take their medication without understanding its effects and the differences between existing treatments. After this rocky start, it is a lot harder for the patients to maintain an adequate control on their illness.”
Did you know that it’s estimated that more than 80% of deaths caused by asthma could have been avoided with better health education?
We must reach more people. Your donation today means we can. We’ll do it through our hotlines, web resources, support groups, conferences, and educational activities.
We’ll do it through innovation, whether it’s in treatment or research… Whether it’s for those who suffer from asthma, COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis), sleep apnea, pulmonary fibrosis, or lung cancer.
We’ll do it with you.
P.S. When you give today, you are getting us even closer to the treatments and, yes, the cures for any one of the 77 pulmonary illnesses. Whatever you contribute will be TRIPLED… but only until July 5, 2016. So please rush us your cheque today.