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About The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT

The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (TLA) was first established as the Alberta Tuberculosis Association in 1939. During the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, it educated the public about TB, conducted mass chest x-rays and provided rehabilitation services for TB sanatorium patients. Recognized as one of Alberta's oldest health charities, The Lung Association has expanded its initiatives over the years to include education, research and lung health awareness. Today, The Lung Association focuses its efforts and resources on all aspects of lung health including asthma, COPD, flu and infectious diseases, sleep apnea, environmental issues, tobacco control and continued work in TB. They work tirelessly to raise and allocate funds for critical research, advocate in public policy, provide patient support, and be the primary information source for the lung health of all.

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About Lotsa Helping Hands

Lotsa Helping Hands was created to support family caregivers and volunteers by empowering their circles of community who are eager to help those in need.

Our mission is to provide the communication resources facilitating a world where caregivers feel empowered to ask for help, and in so doing, improve their own health and quality-of-life; volunteers can become part of the solution when family, friends, neighbors or colleagues are in need of help, and community becomes a recognized way to find meaning in both giving and receiving.

Our Story

We created Lotsa Helping Hands after witnessing four years of awe-inspiring community support and response to a family member’s serious medical crisis. Seeing how earnestly friends wanted to help, and juggling the difficulty of organizing their assistance, we designed Lotsa Helping Hands with the understanding of how to bring together a variety of social circles and what a resulting community like this would need. Lotsa Helping Hands is easy to use and requires no training for either the Coordinator who creates the community or the members who participate.

Our Commitment to Philanthropy

Because Lotsa Helping Hands was inspired by the outpouring of support during our own caregiving experiences, we have a strong commitment to giving back, ourselves. We support the nonprofit sector and align with national organizations who offer our service to their members and constituents. We donate pro bono expertise and financial resources to the nonprofit organizations we serve.

What to Do Next

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