Clean Shave for Asthma
Ryan and Cris are fundraising to support the free services CanBreathe provides throughout Canterbury to individuals and families with asthm
Ryan Connolly and Cris Fulton are offering to shave their substantial heads of hair for charity. Ryan suffers from asthma, as does his daughter, so he is well aware of the challenges having asthma poses for individuals and their families. One in 7 children and 1 in 9 adults in NZ are prescribed medication for asthma – which means over 56,000 people in Canterbury suffer from asthma including over 12,800 children. His wife has just been diagnosed with asthma and Bronchiectasis - a lung condition which can sometimes be a result of untreated chest infections. The family would like to raise awareness of the importance of getting breathing problems and chest infections checked out by a Doctor. Sometimes cost is what puts some people off going to get checked out, leading to worse chest problems but assistance might be available - just ask your doctor.
The head shave will take place in the last week of November so donate now.
CanBreathe provides free education and support to individuals and families with asthma and other respiratory conditions. CanBreathe also provides free education sessions for pupils, parents and teachers at pre schools and schools. CanBreathe's services cover the whole of the Canterbury region - from Ashburton through to Kaikoura.
Provide education, support and resources for those with respiratory diseases to understand and manage their condition and improve quality of life. Raising awareness of the importance of respiratory health and how to prevent respiratory illnesses. Education to schools and pre-schools about managing children's asthma in school. Keeping people well and avoiding severe flare ups of asthma or COPD.
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This page was created on 22 Oct 2014 and closed on 28 Nov 2014.