Jul 27

Media Release – Walk to Breathe Fundraiser Challenge

Alberta Lung Walk to Breathe Fundraiser

Alberta Lung Walk to Breathe Fundraiser
A Move Challenge to fund research and support those living with lung disease.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (July 17th, 2023) – We are excited to kick off the Walk to Breathe Fundraiser, a Virtual Move Challenge to help fund research, care, and support for those affected by lung disease.

20% of Alberta’s population live with the challenges of lung and respiratory diseases every year. 85,000 Alberta children under 14 have Asthma, and every 15 minutes an Albertan enters an ER with an asthma attack,”

Walk to Breathe is a campaign conceptualized in 2020 by Chris Sadleir, son of Rob Sadleir, a double-lung
transplant recipient. In 2014, Rob was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) a serious lung disease that causes scar tissue to build up inside of the lung making it incredible difficult to breathe. Rob’s only option was to undergo a double lung transplant. After a long, enduring two-year wait Rob was able to receive a double lung transplant; “Being able to breathe independently again, after two years, was incredibly emotional” Rob recounts.

Edmonton’s Chris Sadleir has been instrumental in helping to raise awareness to Albertans about lung disease in our province. Since 2020 Walk to Breathe has raised over $100,000 for Alberta Lung’s boldest initiative, Breathing Space- a home away from home for lung transplant patients.

Supporting Walk to Breathe is pivotal in helping to fund research, programs, care & support of those living with lung disease in Alberta. This includes:

These programs and ongoing research help to uncover the vital answers to help promote lung health and longevity of Albertans.

Join the Alberta Lung Walk to Breath Move Challenge on July 17h through September 4th, 2023 and move with us to raise funds for Albertan’s impacted by lung disease. No fee to register and all fitness levels welcome!

Register Here: Facebook Challenge Page
Donate Here: https://ablung.ca/give-back/donate/

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 for critical research to find a cure or a new treatment for lung diseases like asthma, lung cancer and COPD. To live is to breathe.

For more information or an interview please contact:
Nina Snyder| Chief Operations Officer| Alberta Lung | nsnyder@ablung.ca
Work: 780.488.6819 x 646#| Cell: 780.224.0005 | www.ablung.ca
Office Address: W103, 1259 91 St, Edmonton, Alberta, T6X 1E9