The Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Par4Air Golf Tournament
Peggy Lewis Memorial Walk
Christmas Seals - History
Christmas Seals began as a postman’s brilliant idea in Copenhagen…
Many ideas that seem splendid late at night do not seem as bright in the morning. However, even in the cold light of the next morning the postman thought his idea good enough to tell his fellow workers. They were enthusiastic.
With funds from the first two Christmas Seal Campaigns they started building two hospitals for treating children with tuberculosis. This was a turning point in the world history of this disease because it was the beginning of the movement to get ordinary citizens to take part in fighting an infectious disease, one which at that time was the leading cause of death, outstripping even wars and famines.
Denmark’s neighbours, Norway and Sweden were the first to see what a great power the people would be and the very next year they offered Christmas Seals in their countries, pointing out how in this way anyone could help, not only doctors and nurses. To their delight they found that Norwegians and Swedes were also ready to take this way of fighting tuberculosis.
Note Card Campaign
This set of note cards were used for the 2007 campaign that had been created from the beautiful paintings of a South West Nova Scotia artist, Frank Boudreau, who resides with his wife Donna in the community of Arcadia. Frank has generously donated his artwork for our annual note card project. We are very grateful for his commitment to the cause of lung health.
This is a direct mail campaign sent out in August. This campaign features the work of Canadian artists and is only being done in the Atlantic Provinces.
Each time you use one of these beautiful cards, we hope you will think about how you are helping the 1000 of Newfoundlanders & Labradorians who are breathing a little easier….thanks to your contribution.
Please consider making a donation to one of our Campaigns.
If you have any questions or comments about any of these campaigns,
feel free to contact our office at (709) 726-4664 or 1-888-566-5864.