From:                              Lung Association of Nova Scotia <michelledonaldson@ns.lung.ca>

Sent:                               January-24-18 4:46 PM

To:                                   Michelle Donaldson

Subject:                          [Test] The Lung Connection - January Edition

 

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Message from the President & CEO

Happy New Year! We hope you had an amazing holiday season and that you're settling into 2018!

The New Year is a great time to reflect on everything we've accomplished over the last year, and look for ways we can improve ourselves in the year ahead.

With the help of generous donors such as yourself, the Lung Association was able to accomplish many things this past year. Things that are having a positive impact on our healthcare system and on the lives of all Nova Scotians: We are reducing smoking rates, providing medical equipment to people who cannot afford it, sending kids with asthma and anaphylaxis to camp, we're creating awareness about the dangers of radon gas, and we're investing in local lung health research - just to name a few.

As we move further along into 2018, we will be evaluating all of our programs to determine if there are other ways to improve efficiencies while maintaining our current success with these programs. We'll also be looking at new ways we can engage the public while creating a greater impact on lung disease in Nova Scotia. 

2018 is going to be an exciting year! We truly hope you stay connected as we appreciate your continued support in the fight against lung disease.


-Robert MacDonald, President & CEO
Lung Association of Nova Scotia

 

Join the Lung Runners!

The Lung Association of Nova Scotia is "officially" an official charity in the Bluenose Scotiabank Charity Challenge being held May 18-20th in Halifax!

Who are YOU running for?

Do you know someone with lung disease? Do you have asthma? Are you a smoker? Do you value how great it feels to just be able to BREATHE? Join Team Lung Runners and help raise awareness and funds for the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. We have been supporting better lung health for Nova Scotians for over 100 years, advocating for better health research and investing in programs that help Nova Scotians breathe easier. Join Team Lung Runners as we BREATHE, RUN & WALK to improve lung health in Nova Scotia.

To register, please click here

 

 

 

Lung Transplants

While Nova Scotia has one of the highest rates for organ donation in the country, we do not have the capacity to do certain transplants through the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). Lung transplants are one of the surgeries that are outsourced to other provinces, either Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, or Montreal.

When a patient in Nova Scotia is referred for a Lung Transplant, it flips their life upside down. Not only is the patient forced to make a decision about a major, complicated surgery, but they also need to consider the financial implications and the overall impact this surgery may have on their family.

All lung transplant patients in Nova Scotia have to relocate to the province where they will receive the surgery. This relocation needs to happen as soon as they are put on the transplant list in order to ensure they are within 2 hours of the hospital (for when they receive donor lungs).

At the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, we recognize what a burden it can be for families to deal with the extra costs of travel &  living expenses while waiting for a lung transplant out-of-province. That is why anyone who is presently on the wait list for a lung transplant out-of-province is eligible to apply for a modest, one-time $500 travel assistance funding. Financial support is also available to patients who are post-transplant and looking for assistance with gym membership fees ($200).

For more information about the Lung Transplant Support Fund, please click here

 


 

 

 

Looking to Volunteer?

 

Are you a student looking for work experience in a health-related field? Are you a retiree, looking to give back to your community? Whatever your circumstance, the Lung Association is looking for volunteers! We rely on the help of our volunteers to better support our mission and community.

Volunteer at our Office:

We are looking for volunteers with a variety of skills and experience to help with administrative tasks in our office.


Contact Lynette Hollett, Manager of Donor Relations, at (902) 443-8141 ext. 26 or by e-mail at lynettehollett@ns.lung.ca

Office Volunteer application form

 

Volunteer at our Events:

The Lung Association of Nova Scotia event volunteers fill key positions during our fundraising and special events year-round.

Please contact our Director of Development, at (902) 443-8141 ext. 29 or by e-mail at catherinestevens@ns.lung.ca

 

Asthma & COPD Education:

Are you a health care professional? Help us by working with our Health Initiatives team to provide program support. Contact us if you are a professional dedicated to the:

  • Promotion of lung health
  • Prevention of lung disease
  • Management of lung disease

Contact Michelle Donaldson at (902) 443-8141 ext. 23 or by e-mail at michelledonaldson@ns.lung.ca

Health Education Volunteers application form 

 

 

The next meeting of the Lung Transplant Support Group will be held on:

Lung Transplant Support Group - February 21st, 2018

Date: January 21st, 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Lung Association of Nova Scotia, 200-6331 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax, NS

* We also have an online group here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282774582220700/

 

 

 

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Halifax, NS B3K 2S2 

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