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Step Up & Breathe: Help Dr. Dawn Bowdish Reach New Heights at the SteelTown Climb!


“When you participate in the SteelTown Climb, you are stepping up to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by lung disease.” – The Lung Association Ontario

Dr. Dawn Bowdish – McMaster professor, researcher, and healthy lung advocate.

The IIDR’s Dr. Dawn Bowdish – McMaster professor, researcher, and healthy lung advocate – is currently raising money in support of The Lung Association Ontario by participating in the Steeltown Stairclimb.

With 1 in 5 Ontarians living with lung disease, The Lung Association Ontario supports the cutting-edge research, community programs, and advocacy efforts that help make Ontario a better place to breathe.

The Lung Association Ontario has been an active support for lung health and lung infection research within Dr. Bowdish’s lab at McMaster University. Dr. Bowdish, who holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity, investigates how changes in the immune system of older adults and vulnerable populations predispose them to pneumonia infection. With continued support such as that from The Lung Association Ontario, Bowdish aims to develop novel preventative and therapeutic strategies that reduce the burden of pneumonia.

To find out more about how you can help Dawn reach her fundraising goal, or, to register yourself and your family in the SteelTown Climb (we’re talkin’ 487 steps and 25 flights of stairs!), visit Dawn’s fundraising page here.

To find out more about the great work being down at the Bowdish lab, visit



Christy Groves