Lung Champions

Whether you are a donor, a volunteer or a board member, all of our valuable supporters are Lung Champions, without whom we would not be able to help folks breathe easier! All of our Lung Champions are special, but special recognition should be given to those who have supported us for a long time.

We want to say a special thank you to those who have been helping folks in Alberta and NWT breathe easier for over 25 years!

A. S.

Alan & Alice Bell:

Alice's mother volunteered and donated with the Tuberculosis Association for quite some time, many years ago. Alan and Alice have carried on the traditions of her mother in supporting those who are suffering from lung diseases. 

Alan & Barbara Cassley

Alice Biesbroek

Anthony Kontrimas:

In 1959, Anthony had some trouble with his lungs. His doctor told him about the Lung Association and he has been a supporter ever since. Anthony knows how important research and prevention is! 

Arlene and Kenneth Graves 

Barbara Ruesgen

Barbara A. Robertson

Barbara Mathewson

Barrie Renwick

Bernard and Gladys Scheidl:

Gladys contracted Tuberculosis in 1982 while working at a nursing home, unfortunately the person she contracted it from did not survive. Gladys spent 3 weeks in treatment in the hospital and happily recovered. Thanks Gladys and Bernard!

Bob & Diane Robson

Bruce Hill:

Bruce was the education coordinator for The Lung Association many years ago. He fondly remembers travelling back and forth between Calgary and Edmonton to provide educational seminars to people about not smoking and promoting lung health. Thanks for your help educating folks about healthy breathing Bruce!

Carl and Theresa Wettlaufer:

One of the few causes they feel worthy.

Catherine MacDonald

Cecil & Marilyn Patriquin

Charles Weeks

D. Charteris

David Edwards

Del Keown

Denis Duke

Don McLarty

Don Strang

Donna Maxwell

Doris Mercer:

Doris had TB many years ago and spent 15 months in a sanitorium in Saskatchewan healing. She keeps this in mind as she donates each year.

Dorothy Anderson

Doug Abercrombie

E. Samis

E. Semchishen

Edith Clarke

Elizabeth Challice

Elizabeth Podloski

Eloise Ames:

Eloise and her family have a long history supporting lung health; Eloise's Mother worked at a sanitorium that was built in 1906, and her family has had a strong tradition of donating to the Christmas Seals program.

Ernie Melnyk:

Ernie's mother had tuberculosis and later passed from COPD. He knows that research is needed to find a cure.

Erwin & Mary Jo Hoelscher

Frances Sapischuk

Frank Hartmann

G. Gehlert

Gloria L. Long

Gwen McPhee

Gwen Westcombe

Gwendoline Skone

H. R. Hayden

Halina Boisvert

Hans & Trudy Steidl

Harriet Ferrari

Harry & Ann Edwards:

Harry and Ann have been supporting the Lung Association for more than 50 years!

Heather A. Rogers

Heinz Hanefield

Heinz Schmeling

Hope Pundyk

Howard and Janet Willick

Inez Gordon:

Inez has been donating for over 40 years as lung health has affected her family and she finds that the Lung Association has a great impact.

J.C Kenyon

J. Lee

J. Parsons

J. Muirhead

James Clarke

Jean & Sorob Cyrus

Jean Lefebvre & Harvey Olsen:

Harvey was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and fortunately received a lifesaving operation, however he still struggles to breath with the aid of inhalers. They continue to donate to fund research and assist medical advances.

Jean Unrau

Jeanne Zimmerman

Jeannette Chandler

Joachim & Renate Rosinski

Joan Reiffenstein

Joan Snyder

John Dueck

John & Phyllis Graham

John & Zennia Trollope

Joyce Kyle

Julie Hamilton

Karen & Murray Scott

Kay

Ken Pudwell

Leonard Pedersen

Lillian & Earl Labine

Linda Auriat

Linda and Keith Sorsdahl

Lis

Lois Riske:

Lois is a long time donor and values the tradition of using the Christmas Seals that her mother began when she was very young.

Lois & Robert Ponto:

Lois & Robert's daughter has asthma, so they began donating when she was young.

Madeleine Paul

Marga Miller

Margaret Hall:

Margaret carries on donating and using Christmas Seals as a tradition and tribute to her Mother, who gave and used the seals for many years. Margaret has a scrap book of Christmas seals dating back to the 1940's!

Margaret Schmidt

Marian Dietz

Marilyn Hermanuntz

Marion & Lloyd Kvame

Marj Enfield

Marlene and Joseph Korzeniowski

Marshall & Betty Dolinsky

Martha Sabo

Mary Ann A. Jacobsen

Mary Adams

Mary Morgan:

Both Mary and her sister were diagnosed with asthma, her sister passed because of it, Mary cares deeply about encouraging old and young to lead healthy respiratory lifestyles.

Mary Nowik

Mary Stratton

Melvin Lindgren

Merlye Selk

Merven Etty

Natalie Lewandowski

Norman & Yvonne Clarke

Olive Frenette:

Olive began giving after her husband started having breathing trouble many years ago, he was ultimately diagnosed with COPD. Art unfortunately passed away at 74 years but Olive says that the Lung Association is still her favourite charity and it is very special to her. 

Olive Gerrard

P and P Sturges:

The Sturges family began donating because of all of the awareness and research that the Lung Association supports.

Patricia Fletcher

Patricia Frederickson

Patricia Prevey

Paul Morck

Pearl Day

Peter E. Rivers

Ray McDonald:

Lung Disease runs in Ray's family, so this cause is very close to him.

Ray S Welychka:

Ray understands the struggle that those living with lung disease face everday. He supports the Lung Association to help people breathe easier.

Rene Truedel

Richard Kennedy

Richard and Irene Withell

Richard Rupps

Robert Stangeland

Roseanne & Edward Martyniuk

Rosemary Erickson

Royle Harris:

Royle began donating after his Mom was diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis when he was a young child, despite being left with one lung, she survived for many years.

Ruth Smith

Sonia Bouvier:

Sonia began donating many years ago with Christmas Seals and continues the tradition each year!

Stanley and Jean Bargholz

Sylvia Krizan

Sylvia Zacharkiw

Thomas & Catherine Dobbie

Tom & Helen Foster:

Tom & Helen feel very comfortable knowing that their donation is well used helping people. Their grandson has asthma and they see more supports becoming available to him.

Tom & Joanne Wispinski

Tony & June Vastenhout

Tricia Waddell

Trudy Bartsch

Valerie Murray

Valerie Von Kuster

Vern & Carol Hemeyer:

Carol began the traditional of giving to Christmas Seals and they've continued for over 55 years! 

Verona M. Seenum

Walter & Gladys Zilliox

 

These are just a few of the many, many folks that support us, if you have a story to tell or would like to be profiled here, please contact info@ab.lung.ca, all names posted with the donors permission.

Page Last Updated: 22/11/2017