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SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!

Enjoy the exercise. Enjoy the laughter. Enjoy the color! Enjoy supporting The Asthma Foundation of Victoria The Colour Run


A Big Thank you & Congratulations to Andrew Tait!

A Big Thank you & Congratulations to Andrew Tait!

As many of you know Andrew Tait set himself and completed the amazing goal of a festival of runs to raise awareness and funds for The Asthma Foundation of Victoria throughout 2014.

7 runs and 123KM, $10,119.00 raised - Goal definitely achieved!

It was great to hear that Andrews’s two oldest boys joined him for a lap each as he completed his final run over the weekend.

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria will use these funds to provide education, training and support to those with asthma and linked conditions, and those who care for them.

Thanks Andrew for being a community champion for our foundation. More info on Andrew’s efforts HERE


Fire and Smoke Emergency Kit

Fire and Smoke Emergency Kit

For people who live in bushfire prone areas, The Asthma Foundation in conjunction with Dane Taylor Technologies Pty Ltd, has developed an emergency kit for families. The kit includes an asthma bumbag, spacer, information and a Fair Air Fire mask with 2 filter pads. The Fair Air Fire Mask is the first highly fire resistant, reusable respirator that has a filter with life of at least ten washes.

The kit can be purchased from the Online Store for $90 including GST + postage and handling.

You can buy the Fair Air Fire Mask on it's own from the Online Store for $60 including GST + postage and handling.

The ACT Rural Fire Service, Chief Officer, Andrew Stark endorses the use of the Fair Air Fire Mask for use by ACT Rural Fire Service Fire Fighters. Read what Andrew Stark thinks about the masks.

Highly fire resistant, removes virtually all smoke particulates, easy to breathe through, comfortable to wear for long periods of time (as cool as possible), provides effective seal for all face types, reusable, maintains awareness of radiant heat proximity, quick to put on/ take off, one size fits all and easy to store.


Fundraising with Entertainment

Fundraising with Entertainment

Entertainment book membership or new digital membership is now available.

Order your new 2014 | 2015 Melbourne Entertainment™ Membership from The Asthma Foundation of Victoria and 20% of your Membership purchase contributes to helping people live well with asthma!

Order yours here!


Asthma Survey January 20, 2015

Asthma Australia is launching the findings of our National Young People and Asthma Survey on January 20th 2015. To help spread the word about good asthma control, we’re looking for 12-25 ye...

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Positive tips on managing Hay Fever

Positive tips on managing Hay Fever
Australians with asthma are being urged to approach the festive season with caution, as Christmas trees, scented candles and even the stress of the season can trigger  symptoms.

National Asthma Council Australia CEO Kristine Whorlow says most people don’t know that cypress and pine trees produce high amounts of pollen, which can trigger asthma and hay fever symptoms.

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Energy-efficient homes may trigger asthma

Energy-efficient homes may trigger asthma
"We have found that adults living in energy efficient social housing may have an increased risk of asthma," said researcher Richard Sharpe from University of Exeter Medical School in Britain. "Some...

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   Are You Prepared?
  • Helpful Tips
  • Daily Pollen Count
  • Planned Burns & Bushfire updates

 

The Daily Pollen Count for this season has now ceased. We wish to thank the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne for supplying the data each day. The Pollen Count will return on the 1st October 2015. 

Pollen Alert History

Planned Burns & Bushfire will be back soon!

Until then, please, visit DEPI
   Helpful Tips

We have been asked by so many people about how to better manage their asthma, so our team is working hard to bring to you, our brand new Helpful Tips - with information that will educate and assist those living with asthma or working with others who have asthma.

Stay tuned!


   Acknowledgement of the land

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Tribe of the Kulin Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land in which this foundation stands. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present of the Wurundjeri Tribe of the Kulin Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.

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