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Message from the President & CEO

We are currently living through extraordinarily challenging times. COVID-19 has certainly presented us with a lot of fear and uncertainty, and at the same time, has also managed to unify our province through an incredible showing of community spirit and togetherness. 


COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that places those with lung health issues at a higher risk. Now, it is more important than ever, for us to continue providing valuable lung health services to all Nova Scotians, including the 1-in-5 who suffer from lung disease. Whether it be through supporting cutting-edge lung health research, answering inquiries related to lung health, providing support to lung transplant patients, and more - we are dedicated to continuing to find the best ways to maximize our impact, while doing our best to keep our province, and our community safe.


The impact of COVID-19 is evolving at a rapid pace. We will continue navigating through this situation, but have made the difficult decision to cancel all fundraising events for the spring and summer. This is being done to keep our lung community, our volunteers, and our staff safe - which is always our number one priority.


This will influence our ability to generate revenue this spring, and will result in a lack of funding for lung health research, programming and education resources. This is why we need your continued support, now, more than ever. 


We realize this unprecedented situation is causing financial uncertainty with all Nova Scotians, and donating is likely not top-of-mind. Please consider any size donation, so that we can continue to provide the valuable service many Nova Scotians have come to count on. It’s simple to make a donation on our website HERE


Thank you once again, for your continued support during this difficult time. 


Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. We’re all in this together. 


Robert MacDonald

President & CEO

Lung Association of Nova Scotia
We need your help now, more than ever

The Lung Association of Nova Scotia is seeking your urgent support during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 1-in-5 Nova Scotians living with lung disease are particularly vulnerable to viruses like COVID-19.

We need your support now more than ever to continue our essential work due to major disruptions in our fundraising efforts.

We encourage people who can help to make an on-line donation or a monthly donation by clicking HERE

COVID-19 - Staying Informed

COVID-19 is top-of-mind with most people these days. With schools and workplaces being shut down and the number of cases on the rise, it’s hard to escape information pertaining to the virus. However, we want to remind people to stay informed. There is a lot of misinformation circulating, and the best way to ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information, is to follow reputable sources. Please know, we at the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, are doing our best to stay informed and provide our lung health community with the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Make sure to check out our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Stair Heroes - Nova Scotia's First-ever Stair Climb

Together we raised almost $24,000 and reached thousands of Nova Scotians with our vital lung health message. Thank-you.

Our caring participants, dedicated sponsors, amazing volunteers and valued partners, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Service and the Professional Firefighters Association, STEPPED-UP to ensure our first year was a resounding success.

Mark your calendars for Sunday February 21st, 2021 and continue supporting the 1 in 5 Nova Scotian’s living with lung disease
Legacy Research Grant - Applications due May 15th

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for our Legacy Research Grant is May 15th, 2020. 

The goal of the Legacy Research Grant is to provide seed funding in support of high quality, leading edge respiratory health-related research in Nova Scotia that will help manage and prevent lung disease. For the second year, we are pleased to announce that we are doubling the amount of grant money available, thanks to a partnership with Research Nova Scotia. Grants as high as $50,000 may be awarded -  up to a maximum total amount of $50,000. 

For information on how to apply, click HERE        

Air Quality and Health Workshop

Earlier this Spring, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia hosted an air quality & health workshop, to create greater awareness about air quality issues impacting Atlantic Canada, while discussing initiatives that are currently helping.

The event had forty-five Industry and government stakeholders in attendance with eleven presentations given throughout the day. Each presentation addressed various research and initiatives specific to air quality in Atlantic Canada. Presenters included researchers, provincial and federal government, academics, and non-profits. The Clean Foundation was also on-hand that day, providing free test rides in an electric vehicle.
Lung Cancer System Analysis

Earlier this month, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia held a stakeholder meeting with lung health professionals, as part of a lung cancer health system analysis. Important information was gathered, which will help to help identify shortcomings in the lung cancer care pathway. Additional meetings will be conducted later this year, in order to create a comprehensive report to provide to government and health care administrators regarding lung cancer care in our province.

Links Fore Lungs

We’re hoping avid golfers will still be able to get out on the courses this year (fingers crossed!). Just a reminder that we still have our Links Fore Lungs golf book, which has over 100 BOGO green fees at course around the Atlantic provinces. Makes a great Easter gift. To order, click HERE

Camp Treasure Chest 2020

To all of our camp families: Please note we are continuing to monitor the situation in regards to COVID-19 and Camp Treasure Chest. We  will be consulting with our Medical Advisory Committee as well as Camp Brigadoon, to ensure we make the best decision regarding camp, as this situation continues to unfold. We will ensure all camp families are updated as decisions are made.

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Halifax, NS B3K 2S2 

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