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Support for Research

BRINGING DISEASE TO ITS KNEES.  Are there “good bacteria” in mother’s breast milk that could prevent asthma? Why is a certain ethnic group susceptible to a certain disease? Could a molecule be the missing link? Inside hospitals and in university labs, some of the country’s most inquiring minds are pursuing the answers that will unlock the secrets of better breathing. The Lung Association is proud to back this critical world-class research. Through grants, fellowships and studentships, we provide essential funding for everything from basic lab research to clinical trials to studies in lung disease prevention. And thanks to our close relationships with leading health-care companies and organizations as well as provincial Lung associations, we are able to make an even greater impact. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the applications are lucky enough to receive funding each year. Grant applications are put under the microscope and subject to a strict national review process designed to ensure that only the most promising and relevant research receives support. With your donation, we could explore hundreds of other possibilities and speed up the pace of discovery.

Breathing as One

36,000,000 PEOPLE. 1 BREATHTAKING VISION. Just as our lungs work in unison, Canadians are rallying together to raise our voices and take on the challenges to our collective breathing. Breathing as One is an ambitious national fundraising campaign that will support The Lung Association’s innovative research effort – the National Respiratory Research Strategy. By opening up the channels of communication and connection as never before, we will reduce risk, prevent disease and come up with elusive cures. Breathing as One, we will make our homes, automobiles, urban centers, malls, parks, schools, office buildings and factories healthier. Breathing as One, we will ignite exciting new possibilities in the lab, light a fire under policy makers and trigger a shift in our behaviours and priorities. We all share the same air. United under the banner of Breathing as One: The Campaign for Lung Research, we will share our resources and resolve to make lung health and breathing our number One priority.