For every premature baby fighting for air. For every lung cancer patient undergoing treatment. For every teenager praying for a new set of lungs.

Today, 1 in 5 Canadians have lung disease. Your generous donation to The Lung Association - Ontario is supporting our important work in funding life-saving lung research, pushing for improved treatments and better policies, and helping patients manage their health and quality of life. With donors like you by our side, we can create a future of better breathing for all!

The money raised through the campaign will:

  • Fund research that could lead to the next breathing breakthrough finding cures to diseases that will deliver a future of better breathing for all.
  • Give people with lung disease and their families vital information, support and resources.
  • Promote healthy breathing by fighting for policies that protect our air, and educating Canadians about what they can do to promote their own lung health.

Here are just a few of the initiatives that your participation in Breath of Spring supports:

  • The Lung Health Information Line: Need a direct line to information on asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis? Whether you’re calling about yourself or someone you care about, Certified Respiratory Educators are standing by.
  • Community support: Whether you have lung disease, you are worried about someone with lung disease, or somebody you know has been diagnosed with it, we’d like to help. Our community support tools can help you find a program or support group, or start one of your own. 
  • Asthma support: To help meet the needs of the rising number of people affected by asthma, the Asthma Action Program provides important educational resources and programs. Whether you have asthma, are from a family affected by asthma, a teacher or daycare staff, a health care provider, or someone who would just like to learn more, we have resources for you.

“The Lung Association's Breath of Spring raises funds for vital research projects, services and programs for people living with lung disease. One such program is the Pulmonary Exercise Maintenance Program in Ottawa, which I attend twice a week. These programs are extremely important to anyone with a lung disease. Through the program I have learned how to live with COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. I can show my support to The Lung Association being a volunteer driver and it's a bonus that the tulips are low- fragrance and my favorite flower.”
- Irene, Ottawa Region