Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer. You can’t see, taste, or smell radon. The only way to know how much radon is in your home is to test for it. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are hot spots for this deadly gas.
That’s why The Lung Association is teaming up with Andrew Greene, Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumnus, and Adam Bighill, Winnipeg Blue Bomber for the second season of Tackle Radon.
“Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. It is easier to prevent than treat. We are thrilled to partner with Adam and Andrew to promote radon awareness and tackle radon”, Jill Hubick, Manager of Community & Patient Engagement at The Lung Association of Saskatchewan.
The Tackle Radon campaign is an easy way for people to learn about radon, test their homes, win prizes, and get in the game. Residents can purchase a Health Canada approved radon test kit at TackleRadon.ca. “It doesn’t matter if you wear green or blue, when it comes to preventing lung cancer, we’re all on the same team,” says Greene.
Tackle Radon will run from October 20th to November 30th and will feature:
- A free Tackle Radon webinar with Andrew Greene and Adam Bighill on October 22nd at 7 PM hosted by Wheatland Library, Health Canada, and The Lung Association. This event will teach people how to test and protect their homes from radon. Radon test kits will be given away at the end of the webinar.
- A free webinar on November 26th at 7 PM hosted by The Lung Association featuring Andrew Greene, Adam Bighill, and industry experts to discuss why it’s important to test and mitigate radon in your home.
Everyone who purchases a radon testing kit during the Tackle Radon campaign will be entered to win prizes. Prizes will be drawn on November 30th by Andrew Greene and Adam Bighill on The Lung Association’s Facebook page.
“All of us are spending more time at home to stay healthy. It is vital we test our homes for radon so we can ensure home is truly our safest place to be,” says Adam Bighill.