Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 12, 2014 10:32 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Mark the Beginning of The Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and patron of The Lung Association, will launch the Association's 2014 Christmas Seal Campaign by receiving a framed copy of this year's seal at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 10 a.m.

During a special presentation, the Governor General will be presented with this year's Christmas Seal by 14-year-old Xavier Beaucaire and nine-year-old Natalie Dubé. Xavier and Natalie are among the three million Canadians living with asthma, a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe.

For more than 100 years, Canadians have been supporting the work of The Lung Association through donations to the Christmas Seal Campaign. Initially funds were raised to help combat tuberculosis. Today, the Campaign helps The Lung Association fight new battles against lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), smoking, and air pollution.

About The Lung Association

Established in 1900, The Lung Association is one of Canada's oldest and most respected health charities, and the leading national organization for science-based information, research, education, support programs and advocacy on lung heath issues. For more information about the association or about the Christmas Seal Campaign, visit www.lung.ca.

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 9:45 a.m.

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