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Mother of Nine-Year-Old Who Died from Asthma Attack Urges People with Asthma to Take Precautions During Wildfire Season

Mother of Nine-Year-Old Who Died from Asthma Attack Urges People with Asthma to Take Precautions During Wildfire Season

Toronto, June 12, 2024 – As threats of wildfires spread across Canada, Asthma Canada is urging individuals living with asthma to take additional precautions for their safety. Wildfire smoke contains many harmful pollutants including fine particulate matter that settles deep in the lungs. For those with asthma and other respiratory conditions, wildfires present an escalated risk, as the smoke can worsen symptoms and provoke asthma attacks, which, in some cases, can be fatal. This grim reality was sadly illustrated in 2023 by the loss of Carter Vigh, who tragically lost his life at just nine years of age.

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In the Community: Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk

In the Community: Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk

His legacy lives on as his family organizes the Annual Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk on September 24, 2023 in Ottawa. Asthma Canada is supporting its community and getting the word out because even though 250 Canadians will lose their life this year from asthma, they are not just a statistic. They are family members, friends and loved ones.

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Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday 2021

This Giving Tuesday, we're highlighting our National Research Program! Gifts of support on this global day of giving will help us invest in the next generation of promising asthma researchers. Our research grants support scientists who are searching for more effective...

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Mother of Nine-Year-Old Who Died from Asthma Attack Urges People with Asthma to Take Precautions During Wildfire Season

Mother of Nine-Year-Old Who Died from Asthma Attack Urges People with Asthma to Take Precautions During Wildfire Season

Toronto, June 12, 2024 – As threats of wildfires spread across Canada, Asthma Canada is urging individuals living with asthma to take additional precautions for their safety. Wildfire smoke contains many harmful pollutants including fine particulate matter that settles deep in the lungs. For those with asthma and other respiratory conditions, wildfires present an escalated risk, as the smoke can worsen symptoms and provoke asthma attacks, which, in some cases, can be fatal. This grim reality was sadly illustrated in 2023 by the loss of Carter Vigh, who tragically lost his life at just nine years of age.

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In the Community: Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk

In the Community: Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk

His legacy lives on as his family organizes the Annual Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk on September 24, 2023 in Ottawa. Asthma Canada is supporting its community and getting the word out because even though 250 Canadians will lose their life this year from asthma, they are not just a statistic. They are family members, friends and loved ones.

read more
Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday 2021

This Giving Tuesday, we're highlighting our National Research Program! Gifts of support on this global day of giving will help us invest in the next generation of promising asthma researchers. Our research grants support scientists who are searching for more effective...

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When reflecting on the history of Asthma Canada and how it came to be, it's impossible to overlook, Judy Godfrey, a cornerstone in the formation of the charity, and its founding president.Judy, described by her husband Sheldon as a "sparkplug" for the charity's...

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Managing asthma with poor air quality and wildfires

Managing asthma with poor air quality and wildfires

Wildfires have been an issue for many Canadians living in the areas directly affected for the past few months. Smoke from these extensive events has now created air quality issues for people across the country, and for those living with asthma, it’s important to stay...

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Asthma Canada welcomes new President & CEO

Asthma Canada welcomes new President & CEO

Asthma Canada welcomes new President and Chief Executive Officer Asthma Canada welcomes Jeff Beach as President and Chief Executive Officer Asthma Canada and our Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Beach as President and Chief Executive...

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Asthma, Relationships, and Sexual Wellness

Asthma, Relationships, and Sexual Wellness

Asthma, Sex, and Relationships Questions about asthma, relationships and sexual well-being are very common and important to ask! Don’t be afraid to ask your health care provider about how your asthma might affect your interpersonal relationships or sexual activities. ...

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Winter Wellness Tips

Winter Wellness Tips

Winter Wellness Tips When temperatures dip and the days are shorter, some Canadians with asthma find their symptoms change. Our winter wellness tips will help you stay healthy with asthma during the colder months. Remember, one of the most important ways to keep your...

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