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The Lung Association
2319 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 500 (@Thurston Dr)
Ottawa, ON  K1G 4J8 
Tel: (613) 230-4200
Fax: (613) 230-5210

Manager, Community Engagement - Eastern Ontario: Melanie Estable-Porter |

Events & Fundraisers


Defrancos Lung Run

Oct. 1st, 2016:  The 4th annual event is in support The Lung Association’s Respiratory Health Centre and their local programming / services for people with lung conditions.   Register to raise funds and run or walk the 2.5km, 5km or 10km distance or contact Melanie Estable-Porter to volunteer as part of the event crew on race day

Dine for A Cause - Dinner & Silent Auction

Nov. 2nd, 2016: 6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner - November is Lung Month.  The Lung Association and Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada will co-present a charity dinner & auction at Biagio’s in support of the 1 in 5 people affected by a lung disease, including rare conditions such as Pulmonary Hypertension.  One silent auction, two great causes, three-course dinner.  Tickets are $50 a person, with a portion of the proceeds going back to each charity.  100% of the silent auction items sold also support the causes. Because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.  Tickets available by calling Biagio’s Italian Kitchen, 613-828-0770, or contact Melanie

Tulip Day

March 1st, 2017: Register today to brighten up your work desks and customer services areas at work – with tulips!  Order tulips to have them delivered to your workplace on Tulip Day, and raise funds for lung research!  Contact Melanie to get register as a Workplace Champion volunteer today -

Ottawa Race Weekend

May 27/28, 2017: The Lung Association is inviting you - no matter where you live - to support people with lung disease. Because when you can't breathe, nothing else matters.  Join our Team Breathe at the Ottawa Race Weekend, by raising funds and walking or running the 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km distances.  Or if you prefer, join our water station crew at the FINISH line on one or both days!   Register to raise funds, or volunteers by contacting Melanie at

Spartan Race

June 2017: Tackle obstacles in support of people affected by breathing issues.  This event at the Edelweiss Ski Hill offers you the chance to crawl in the mud, climb huge hills, jump over fire and more – all this fun AND you get a medal at the end too!  Register to raise funds as part of Team Breathe, or volunteer with our group sup[revising the obstacles on event day.  Contact Melanie at

GranFondo Ottawa

July 15, 2017: Stomp the Pedals, Feel the Power, Think Big, Ride GranFondo Ottawa. The Lung Association has been the charity of choice for the GranFondo Ottawa since it’s 2nd year.  This one-day cycling event offers distances including 65k, 100k, 150k, 180k, and 235k.  Riders are invited to raise funds on behalf of The Lung Association leading up to the ride on July 15th.  Also, funds donated through the purchase of The Exchange items support our work as well.  We welcome your help with the volunteer crew for event day, if you prefer. Register for the race at and then register to raise funds at  Contact Melanie to volunteer at or 613-230-4200.

Resources & Support Groups

The Lung Association’s Respiratory Health Centre in Ottawa provides programs and services for people with lung conditions. The Pulmonary Exercise Maintenance Program operates six classes a week with patients choosing from one to four class sessions each week.

Classes are led by Rosario Holmes, a Respiratory Therapist / Certified Respiratory Educator, and include: lung health education; instructor-led group exercise with hand-weights; supervised use cardio equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes, and leg machines. Each class finishes with social time including light refreshments.

Medical referrals to the exercise maintenance program are required. The Centre also provides respiratory Education Sessions during the weekdays for people of all ages, and with all types of lung conditions. By appointment only. No referral required. Call Respiratory Therapists / Educators Rosario Holmes or Joanne Cassidy at 613-230-4200.

Volunteer & Sponsorship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Lung Champion! Volunteering is a great way to have fun, meet people, and support The Lung Association. Several volunteer opportunities are available.
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Sponsors Needed

Fun and rewarding sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Support The Lung Association, and get great exposure for your corporation.
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