July 27, 2016

A focus on fundraising

Our recent appeal letter stressed the urgent need for funding for research into lung disease. Research is one of the most effective ways to improve prevention, detection, treatment and management of lung disease and it requires vast resources. We cannot do this without the help of the community.

For those who have already donated, a huge thank you. You are all making a real difference to the lives of future Australians. If you have not yet donated, it’s not too late to do so. Please visit http://lungfoundation.com.au/get-involved/donation/research/ to donate or phone freecall 1800 654 301.

Just One Breath Cycle Challenge – Brisbane, 26 August

Lung Foundation Australia is proud to be hosting our first cycling challenge raising funds to support research on 26 August in Brisbane. Registrations are filling up fast, so if this is an event you’re interested in, please register now so you don’t miss out.

If you can’t take part, please share this event with your friends, family and colleagues who might be interested. You can also support the event directly by making a donation to the Lung Foundation team – yes, staff are cycling too! Visit https://cycle-challenge.everydayhero.com/au/lung-foundation.

Love Your Lungs Community Walk – 1 – 30 November

November is Lung Health Awareness Month and to mark the occasion, Lung Foundation Australia will be coordinating community walks across the country. To register your interest in an event, visit www.loveyourlungs.com.au.

Love Your Lungs Fun Run and Walk – Melbourne, 27 November

Lung Foundation Australia will be wrapping up Lung Health Awareness Month with a family-friendly fun run and walk supported by Collingwood Football Club and Ego Pharmaceuticals. Further details will soon be available via the Love Your Lungs website at www.loveyourlungs.com.au.

Just One Breath Gala Dinner – Sydney, 22 October

LO RES-1830Tickets will go on sale soon for our annual Just One Breath Gala Dinner fundraiser. This year’s event will take place at the Foundation Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay in Sydney on Saturday 22 October. We’re pleased to announce superb world class entertainment from trumpeter James Morrison and his Motown band and we are all looking forward to a fantastic night. Keep an eye on this space for further details.

Charity Trivia and Cultural Fundraiser

IMG_9217[1]_Charity Trivia and Cultural eventA particular acknowledgement to organisers Parul Amin, Vijanti Amarsee, Sujata Nathoo and Suvin Hawton who hosted a successful Charity Trivia and Cultural event at the Ponds Hub in Sydney on Saturday 14 May raising $3,500 for Lung Foundation Australia. It was reported that everyone had lots of fun at the same time as raising funds for a great cause. There was plenty of food, prizes and entertainment.

If you would like to organise your own fundraising event or receive further information on any of our fundraising events, please contact our Fundraising Manager Mary Bishop on 02 9222 6204 or email maryb@lungfoundation.com.au.