Message from the President & CEO
2019 is shaping up to be a very productive year at The Lung Association of Nova Scotia (LANS), and we are so thankful for the continued support of our volunteers and donors like yourself.
Lung health continues to be an issue facing many people in our province. Whether it's people who cannot afford treatment for sleep apnea, people looking for support to quit smoking, radon testing, lung transplant support, COPD support, and more, we continue to focus on ways to make Nova Scotia a healthier place to live and breathe.
The past few months, LANS has participated in changing lung health for the better through various campaigns and advocacy work. We have had the privilege of working on a Youth Vaping Awareness project and creating a Youth Advisory Committee. We worked with the media to advocate to government, which resulted in an increase to financial support for people who have to travel out-of-province for lung transplants. We've also been busy with an awareness campaign, which has helped secure many donations of gently-used CPAP and BiPAP machines for our Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program.
This summer, we will be busy planning for an exciting new signature event, hosting a COPD policy forum, and getting ready for all the activities that Autumn typically brings.
As we look towards the future, we continue to challenge the status quo and strive towards better lung health for all Nova Scotians. We remain grateful for your support and encourage you to follow us on social media to stay updated on all of our latest initiatives.
- Robert MacDonald, President & CEO
Lung Association of Nova Scotia