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Spokespeople Make a Difference

Gary Roberts
Sharon Donnelly
Ben Heppner

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Gary Roberts, NHL Left-Winger, Toronto Maple Leafs
Honorary Chair, Christmas Seal Campaign

As an athlete, Gary Roberts knows what it feels like to be out of breath. He suffers from exercise-induced asthma and needs to use his puffers to breathe. His personal experience has led him to forge a strong commitment to The Lung Association.

Previously a member of the Calgary Flames, Gary became familiar with The Lung Association's programs and services during his five year term as Honorary Chair of the Alberta Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign.

"I'm proud to be a part of two great Canadian traditions: hockey... and Christmas Seals! Please join me in scoring a winning goal against lung disease by giving as generously as you can to The Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign. Your gift will make all the difference. Thanks so much for your support!"

The Lung Association thanks Gary Roberts and the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club for their generous support of the Christmas Seal Campaign.

For more information, read our media announcement on Gary Roberts.

Gary Roberts meets with two avid hockey fans, brothers Tyler (l) and Justin Matthews. Tyler and Justin both suffer from asthma and were featured in last year's Christmas Seal Campaign.

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Sharon Donnelly, Canadian Olympic Triathlete

Sharon has asthma, and as an athlete who relies on being in top cardio-respiratory condition, has worked hard to manage it. Sharon lives in Kingston and has become a friend to The Lung Association, helping to promote good lung health and asthma management.

Sharon is also featured in a new promotional video for The Lung Association. Here's to you Sharon – may you swim, bike and run with the wind at your back!

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Ben Heppner, Canadian Tenor
Honorary Spokesperson, The Lung Association

Ben Heppner, Canadian Tenor, continues to support The Lung Association as Honorary Spokesperson. The Lung Association is thrilled to have him on board, helping to promote asthma awareness and better breathing.

Ben will help take our message across Ontario and Canada and has made a commitment to help promote the Asthma Education Centre and Asthma Action.

For more information about Ben Heppner and his schedule of upcoming performances, check out his web site at


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