ASTHMA SOCIETY OF IRELAND LOVE YOUR LUNGS VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
AS PART OF ASTHMA AWARENESS WEEK 2021
The Asthma Society of Ireland’s ALK supported Love Your Lungs Virtual Challenge is part of Asthma Awareness Week 2021, and will take place from 1-8 May.
Over 380,000 people in Ireland have asthma and one in five people, an estimated 890,000, are likely to develop the condition at some point in their lifetime.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the fundraising efforts of the Asthma Society have been extremely curtailed at a time when our help is needed more than ever. Our Asthma Adviceline and nurse-led WhatsApp messaging services have been inundated with calls for the past year with 4,416 appointments with respiratory nurses who have been on hand to support patients and alleviate stress for callers throughout the pandemic.
We are urging you to support our crucial services by signing up to participate in our Love Your Lungs Virtual Challenge and by setting up a fundraiser on iDonate.
Depending on your level of fitness, you can choose to stroll 5,000 steps a day, stretch 10,000 steps a day or stride 15,000 steps a day. You’ll be able contribute your steps by syncing your fitbit/strava/garmin wearable fitness tracker, or manually on our iDonate page, and help us smash our target of a collective 10 million steps over the course of Asthma Awareness Week.
Please help us spread the word by inviting your friends to sign up with you. Share your photos and videos with us by tagging @asthmasocietyireland using the #LoveYourLungs hashtag on your social posts.
Every donation helps, so if you can’t participate yourself please donate via asthma.ie or sponsor someone who is participating. Every step, every fundraising effort, and every contribution counts!