May 1, 2015

2015 Tax Appeal Helps Lung Foundation Australia Support You

Lung Foundation Australia will launch the 2015 Tax Appeal in May.

Lung Foundation Australia CEO, Heather Allan, appealed for people to support the Lung Foundation’s Information and Support Centre by making a tax deductible donation.

“We’ve seen a significant growth in the number of people contacting the Lung Foundation seeking support, education and links to community programs,” Mrs Allan said.

“In fact, over the last two years there has been an 8% increase in enquiries coming into the centre,” she said.

“We are asking for help to ensure we can continue to respond to those in need.”

Victorian bronchiectasis patient, Mrs Veronica McDornan, knows personally just how important this service is for people in the community.

Mrs McDornan said Lung Foundation Australia’s Information and Support Centre was an essential first point-of-call for her when she was diagnosed with a chronic lung disease.

“What can I say about the Lung Foundation; it’s for everybody,” Mrs McDornan said.

“I run a patient support group for all people who have a lung condition and I know the importance of sharing your experiences with other people,” she said.

“So, if you need any more information, please pick up the phone and call the Lung Foundation and have a chat with the lovely ladies.

“They are always ready to help you.”

Mrs Allan said, even with the huge advances in health management in the past quarter of a century, lung disease continued to be a major issue for Australians.

“Lung disease accounts for 10% of the overall health burden in Australia,” she said.

“For 25 years we’ve been here to support any Australian family touched by lung disease.

Please support our 2015 Tax Appeal when you receive the direct mail piece in May so that we can continue our vital work.”

Visit www.lungfoundation.com.au/donation to give a gift. All donations greater than $2 are tax deductible
and help reduce your tax bill.