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Christmas Seal campaign ramps up

Doug Hill is hoping his fellow Qualicum Beach residents — along with people from throughout the area— will use Christmas Seals to support the  BC Lung Association this year.

The BC Lung Association director said that for over 100 years the arrival of Christmas Seals in mailboxes across Canada has been a cherished holiday tradition and has helped to raise much-needed funds for vital lung health and air quality research, programs and initiatives across the province.

“This year our goal for the Christmas Seals Campaign is to raise $1 million,” he said. “With these funds, the association will fund vital lung health research, education and advocacy for the one in five British Columbians living with lung disease. We urge British Columbians to give as much as they can this holiday season.”

In Canada the use of Christmas Seals as a part of the holiday greeting card tradition began in 1908 when the seals were developed to help in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).

Today, Christmas Seals further the association’s mission to promote overall lung health and clean air, and to fight lung disease in all its forms including asthma, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.

Those wishing to make a donation can do so by calling 604-731-5864 or toll free 1-800-665-5864 outside the Lower Mainland.  Supporters can also visit www.bc.lung.ca for more information or to donate online.   — Submitted BC Lung Association

 

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