Lung health is the topic of conversation around Australia this November, in support of Lung Health Awareness Month. Lung Foundation Australia is encouraging all Australians to take their lung health seriously and recognise symptoms early in both themselves, and loved ones.
Health professionals can help to spread the word by getting involved. There are a number of activities happening around the country including:
- Free lung testing at Sydney’s Martin Place, 3 November from 7:30am to 2:30pm.
- World COPD Day, 16 November. Visit the website at www.worldcopdday.lungfoundation.com.au and find out how you can get involved. Events are being hosted around the country including walks, info stands, free lung function screening and other pharmacy activities. Every event registered gets a free promo pack.
- Shine a Light on Lung Cancer awareness events, 1-30 November. Events include BBQ events, walks or morning tea gatherings. Visit www.lungcancernetwork.com.au for information or to register.
- Patient stories at www.justonebreath.com.au. Share these poignant personal stories of people who live and manage lung disease on a daily basis, demonstrating there is no stereotypical face of lung disease in Australia; lung disease can affect anyone.
Take the Lung Health Checklist at www.lungfoundation.com.au. It only takes a few minutes, and the simple questions will help to recognise symptoms of lung disease and the need to act promptly.
For resources and information visit www.lungfoundation.com.au or phone our free call Information and Support Centre on 1800 654 301.