Festive tradition helps stamp out lung disease

B.C. Lung Association Christmas Seals launches annual fundraiser

Every year more than a million British Columbians opening their mailboxes are greeted by B.C. Lung Association Christmas Seals, a sure indication that the season of giving is here.

A Christmas tradition for more than 100 years, Christmas Seals represent a tradition of yearly giving by British Columbians who support clean air and healthy lungs.

In the early days, funds raised helped to combat tuberculosis. Today, the Christmas Seal campaign helps the lung association fight new battles against lung cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), smoking and air pollution.

“Christmas Seals are a symbol of hope for the one in five Canadians with lung disease,” said Debra Lynkowski, president and CEO of the Canadian Lung Association.

“We thank all of our donors for their generosity and ask Canadians who are concerned about healthy lungs and healthy air to join the generations of donors who celebrate their health and happiness with an important donation to our Christmas Seal campaign.”

The Christmas Seals fundraising campaign continues to be a vital source of funds to support the work done by the lung association all year long. This year’s fundraising goal is $1 million.

Those wishing to make a donation can phone 1-800-665-5864 or go online to bc.lung.ca.