February 2020 Newsletter

We are ecstatic to introduce to you our NEW CEO Erin Kuan! 

A message from Erin:

Happy New Year!  I hope this edition of Breathe finds you embracing the chill of February and continuing to look out and up at our beautiful skies as, despite the cold, they are truly breathtaking. 

I am thrilled to be joining The Lung Association community of families, health care practitioners, researchers, volunteers and staff and look forward to leading and working alongside many of you through the next phase of the organization.  We have some exciting work ahead of us in 2020: thanks to the tireless work of our advocacy team, new vaping legislation comes in to effect on February 1st; we will be awarding the first recipients of our Innovation research grant this spring; the 2nd Annual Inspired Breathing Conference for health care practitioners is quickly approaching; and re-location efforts are underway for the new The Lung Association office (which has been home to the organization for over 40 years!) All of this on top of continued care, support and education for the people of Saskatchewan affected by lung issues.

I hope you will consider joining us in some way this year.  Whether it is as advocate for improvements to health legislation, raising awareness about radon, purchasing a Breathe Strong lottery ticket, or making a financial contribution, your support fuels our work. 

The foundation of community care, collaboration, research and support that The Lung Association of Saskatchewan has established, not only in our province but across Canada inspires me and I look forward to harnessing the innovation and impact that has served so many stakeholders in the areas of lung health and disease prevention, one breath at a time.

Sincerely,

Erin Kuan | President and CEO

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New COPD Facebook Support Group

Please join our new online COPD Facebook Support Group

 

This group is for those people living with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and their families and caregivers.  The purpose of the group is to provide a forum where patients and caregivers can come together in a safe environment to ask questions, share experiences and offer support to each other. The group is here to help those living with COPD navigate their journey in a supported way knowing they are not alone.

 

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Community Engagement Team spreads the LOVE

The Community Engagement Team are excited about the incredible and generous $9,000 donation from the Casinos Regina & Moose Jaw!

A large ‘bottom of our lungs’, THANK YOU to the Casinos Regina & Moose Jaw and all the patrons that supported to help make this donation possible!

 

 

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Your Community Engagement need to know​

The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is extremely pleased to partner with the Saskatoon Auto Connection for their VIP Membership Program!

 

The Saskatoon Auto Connection VIP program is unique in that it provides substantial discounts, free services and VIP privileges that significantly reduces the financial burden of car ownership and offers peace-of-mind to an entire household on an annual basis.

With every membership sold, The Lung Association of Saskatchewan will receive 100% of the proceeds towards helping those struggling to breathe in our province. In exchange, you will receive a product of great utility and value, at a retail cost including tax of only $49!

Sign Up Today

What’s Next:

Keep an eye out for the Lung Association of Saskatchewan Community Engagement team in your Saskatchewan community over the next few months delivering Presentations, exhibiting at Trade shows and many activities in around the Saskatoon and Regina area!

If you have a desire to have us come out and present at your school, business, association or events please don’t hesitate to reach out to Neil or Dave! We love sharing what we do and edifying you about the importance of Lung Health

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Asthma resources for ALL 

The Community Engagement team spent the latter part of December delivering Asthma resources to our Respiratory Therapists in Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert and North Battleford Hospitals:

 

These resources were made available by the generous support of:

 

James T Pham CIP, CAIB | Account Executive, Commercial Risk Solutions

A knack for problem-solving and a lifelong learner, James is an emerging leader at AON with wide-ranging experience and a record of success in providing risk management and insurance solutions. He has a strong track record of growing client bases grounded in considerable product knowledge and widespread experience in general and specialized liability insurance

Contact James:
2103 – 11th Avenue, Suite 800  |  Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3Z8
t +1.306-569-6725  |  tf 1-800-667-9950  |  f +1.306-359-0387
james.pham@aon.ca

 

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AAG helps you find a new way forward.

The success of any farm depends on the success of many smaller systems that support it – and so does the success of any organization. At AAG, we draw on our extensive background in agriculture, leadership training, strategic planning, business therapy, and much more in order to help our clients overcome their challenges – and in the process, create new, effective, and sustainable ways forward.

AAG prides itself on being more than just plain old consultants – and we know that running a business, agricultural or otherwise, takes a lot of interconnected skills, strengths, and character traits. Whether we are advising on a farm’s sustainability or teaching someone how to be an effective leader for their employees, we are guided by the same principles – we put people first, we are insightful, and we are always looking ahead to see how our actions will affect the future.

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The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is seeking ongoing supporters to help ensure these valuable resources can continue to be accessed by RT’s and patients alike.

 

If this sounds like you, please reach out and contact us @ 306.343.9511

 

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 TEST. REDUCE. WIN with the Radon Reduction Sweepstakes! 

By taking action to reduce radon levels, you ensure safe, healthy air in your home which helps to prevent lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and Saskatchewan is a radon hot spot.

Take Action on Radon (TAOR) and the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) have partnered to offer a total of $10,000 in prizes for a National Radon Reduction Sweepstakes! Homeowners that have tested their home for radon and taken action to reduce levels to below 

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