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Lung Health Foundation begins hockey challenge

Toronto-based charitable organization The Lung Health Foundation has begun a promotion called the “My Lung Life Hockey Challenge.” The fundraising initiative includes the involvement of Walter Gretzky, father of hockey player Wayne Gretzky. Its intent is to raise awareness of the need for lung disease care and to promote physical activity. The effort is based at a website at <>, at which participants can choose and activity to do by joining one of three fundraising “divisions.” These activities includes informal games of ball hockey, professional-level hockey training from, or another activity of the participant’s choice. Participants will also be entered into a draw to meet Walter Gretzky at his home in Brantford, ON. The promotion will run until Aug. 22.

“Keeping people affected by lung disease active is a key focus for the Lung Health Foundation,” said George Habib, president and CEO of the Lung Health Foundation. “The ‘My Lung Life Hockey Challenge’ is giving our patient network a fun way to stay active all summer long, while helping us build even more urgently-needed programs and services.”

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