Glenn - Asthma Ambassador: "Nothing Else Matters when you can't breathe"

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Education is a powerful tool to keep people out of hospital & breathing easy. Try concentrating in class or at work when you can't breathe.


Would you be shocked to know that 80 Kiwis die from asthma every year?

I was and that is why I have become an ambassador for Asthma NZ.

Over the next 5-months I will be working with Asthma NZ to raise awareness, understanding and money so we can reduce this number.

I was horrified to know that Asthma costs NZ over $1 billion dollars every year. Imagine what we could do with that money if asthma wasn’t the problem it currently is.

Our goal is to reduce asthma hospitalisation by 50% by 2029. We have plenty of time if we all help out.

I will be asking for your help on this journey. The more people understand about asthma the better we will all breathe.

A bit about me:

I completed a Buteyko breathing course for help with a life-time of asthma in 2000. Since that time I

have been able to manage my asthma and allergies without need for daily medication. This led me to train as a Buteyko practitioner in the UK, returning to open a clinic in New Zealand in 2001.

Since that time thousands have attended my clinic for help with breathing-related disorders including; asthma, allergies, hay fever, chronic bronchitis, sleep apnoea, insomnia and stress-related disorders.

I see clients and train practitioners in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Japan. I am grateful for

this opportunity to work alongside Asthma New Zealand to have these programmes more widely

available so as to reduce the burden of asthma, COPD, sleep apnoea and other breathing disorders.

About us

Asthma NZ have been providing education, training and support for 48 years. Our nurses are in the community supporting families and individuals in their homes, at school, in workplaces and on sports fields.

We have nurses in Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington.

Asthma is brushed aside by too many people. Poor breathing affects everything aspect of life. In fact nothing else matters when you can't breathe.

Use of funds

All the money raised from this project will be used to create tech savvy asthma educational tools so everyone has access to education not just those in the main centres.

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