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Mac Challenges UHN to Stair Climb

We Hamiltonians think McMaster University is the best place in Canada for team spirit, research, patient care and, more importantly, football. We’ll prove it to you by climbing more stairs than you at Tim Hortons Field during the Ontario Lung Association’s Stair to Care event on September 19, 2015.

This event is a great opportunity to raise money for research, get some exercise, and prove that McMaster is far superior to Toronto’s University Health Network in supporting lung health. We encourage you and all your friends and family to join us, Team McMaster, at 1 p.m. on the 19th. Afterwards, we can watch the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take on the Edmonton Eskimos (tickets need to be purchased separately).

UHN, bring your game face and tissues – time to feel the Hammer!

Get involved!

Members of the McMaster community, are you looking to get involved with the Ontario Lung Association? Please contact me at bowdish@mcmaster.ca for more information. For those of you considering making a donation to the Ontario Lung Association, please visit Breathing as One.

Bill 41 – Lung Health Act

Despite the fact that 1 in 5 Ontarians live with lung disease, it’s the only chronic disease that doesn’t have a provincial action plan. To learn more about Bill 41, please visit the Lung Association of Ontario.

Faculty, staff and students at McMaster who would like to support this important piece of legislation are encouraged to sign a petition. There is a copy of the petition at Norma Stewart’s desk in Pathology, and in the IIDR main office (MDCL 2301). Alternatively, you can write or tweet your MPP (#LungHealthAct) asking them to support Bill 41. Finally, if you are interested in travelling to Queen’s Park to see the bill read on November 30th, please email me.