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Christine’s Story: The Power of the Narrative

This blog post was written by Nicole Crawford, GillespieHall’s American Lung Association Account Executive.

I met Christine Brader at an event in Harrisburg, Pa.  The American Lung Association was sponsoring Advocacy Day, a legislative push for every single Pennsylvanian to be protected from secondhand smoke.  Ms. Brader was quiet and unassuming.  She was small in size, but full of an all-encompassing grace.  Most of her jaw was missing, but she kept …

What are you breathing?

The American Lung Association released its 13th annual State of the Air report on April 25. It’s a classic good news/bad news story.

The good news? There has been great progress in cleaning up air pollution across the U.S., thanks to the Clean Air Act. Twenty two of the 25 cities with the most ozone pollution improved their air quality over the past year’s report. And all but two cities …

U.S district judge rules graphic tobacco warning labels violate 1st Amendment

We’re having a hard time with this ruling. On the one hand, as a communications firm, we strongly support the First Amendment and will go to battle any day to support it. On the other hand, tobacco companies have been peddling death and disease for decades now and need to be stopped. The current warning labels aren’t enough. These new, graphic labels would have gotten the point across …

Lung Health Volunteer Chairs National American Lung Association Board

On Oct. 12, renowned Delaware pulmonologist and healthy air advocate Albert A. Rizzo, M.D., was recognized for his recent appointment as the national volunteer chair of the American Lung Association national board of directors. “He is now my boss,” said national CEO Chuck Connor who came up for the event from Washington DC

Dr. Rizzo will serve a one-year term in this position and will work closely with the American …

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