To the editor:
As we approach National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Lung Association wishes to call attention to the volunteers who give their time and talent to further our mission of saving lives by preventing lung disease and improving lung health.
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and that's why we'll be highlighting some of these inspiring people in person, in hometown newspapers, on our website and on facebook.com/lungne and twitter.com/lungne throughout the month.
What you'll find is that there is no "typical" volunteer. A volunteer could be a retiree manning a registration table at one of our Fight for Air Climbs; a college student circulating clean air petitions in his dorm; a nurse facilitating a Better Breathers Club for COPD patients; or a working professional helping with grant writing or sponsorship outreach.
As we all pause to recognize the many volunteers who make a difference in our communities this April 15-21, the Lung Association sends its special thanks to those who've chosen to give back by joining our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer at the Lung Association, visit lungne.org.
President and CEO
American Lung Association of the Northeast