Apr 18

Media Release – 1st Annual Feisty Pickles Charity Pickleball Tourney

1st Annual Feisty Pickles Charity Pickleball Tourney

1st Annual Feisty Pickles Charity Pickleball Tournament 2023
LOB FOR LUNGS! To support those living with lung disease and their families

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (April 18, 2023) – We are excited to host the 1st Annual Feisty Pickles charity pickleball tourney being held on Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th, 2023, at the EVP Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Come out to cheer on local Celebrities and Pros on Friday May 5th as we kick off the event with food, beverages, music, an auction, and a whole lot of fun! Then, on Saturday May 6th the tournament we shift gears to a competitive round robin format with medals, swag bags, a food truck, and so much more! Lob for lungs, your participation will be supporting Alberta Lung’s Breathing Space.

Alberta Lung’s Breathing Space will be the first facility of its kind in Canada. It will provide a sanctuary for lung transplant patients and their families, giving them much needed ‘breathing space’ in their fight to regain their strength and vitality. One in five Albertans are living with lung disease. Lung disease can strike anyone – the firefighter who breathes toxic fumes while saving lives, the athlete diagnosed with a rare lung disease, the child with cystic fibrosis who might not live to see adult hood.

For some, their only hope is to stay alive is a lung transplant.

The path towards transplant requires tremendous mental, emotional, and financial commitment. Our health care system covers the costs of the surgery, but patients and families face tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses for travel, living arrangements, food, and medication. It is a significant and often daunting financial and emotional burden.
Many are faced with choosing death over placing the financial burden on their families and loved ones.
Breathing Space needs your support to become a reality. Patients’ lives that depend on lung transplant, need Breathing Space to help them realize a second chance at life.

Deadline to register is April 28, 2023. No pickleball experience necessary! Come out, have fun & support a great cause. If you’re not able to attend, but want to make an impact, you can donate.

Register Here: https://ablung.ca/fundraising-events/1st-annual-feisty-pickle-charity-pickleball-tourney/
Donate Here: https://ablung.ca/give-back/pickleball-donate/

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For more information or an interview please contact:
 780.488.6819 | info@ablung.ca 

About Alberta Lung: Alberta Lung is a non-profit charity that raises money to increase awareness and understanding of lung disease and improve lung health. With the help of our generous donors, Alberta Lung raises money