Asthma Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes. From funding partners like the State & Federal Governments, Telethon and Lotterywest through to corporate partners who feel it’s important to give back to the community and individual fundraisers who take on a challenge to raise money to help us educate and empower Western Australians to take control of their respiratory health, so that we get closer to reaching our goal of zero deaths from asthma in WA. These are the true heroes of Asthma WA and we’re proud to feature them here.
Through the support of WA dept of Health, Asthma WA has been able to continue to provide a range of services aimed at empowering people with asthma to take control of their condition and improve their quality of life.
Telethon has been a major contributor to Asthma WA’s child health programs for many years. We acknowledge the Trustees of Channel 7 Telethon Trust for their continued support to help us provide education to children and their families throughout WA.
Asthma WA thanks the Commonwealth Department of Health (via Asthma Australia) for their ongoing support towards our 1800 telephone advice line and provision of the COACH program for people with asthma. The COACH program provides ongoing support for people with asthma and other conditions to manage their symptoms and improve their lifestyle.
The West Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) support the education and empowerment of people with asthma and COPD throughout regional WA via our telehealth service for Chronic Conditions.
We thank the McCusker Charitable Foundation for funding our Nurse/Clinical Educator Role. This role was developed to work with our consumers with complex needs, providing education clinics in metro and regional areas through our telehealth service as well as focusing on our health professional education and upskilling.
Lotterywest has been a major supporter of Asthma WA by providing funds to renovate our West Perth premises in 2013, and more recently a grant to upgrade our information technology. We acknowledge the team at Lotterywest for their ongoing support of people living with asthma.
We thank the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation for their ongoing support of a number of our services including the Paediatric Respiratory Hub pilot program.
Auto Classic Perth were major supporters of Asthma WA in 2018, by providing a vehicle to raffle at our inaugural Long Lunch for Asthma. We acknowledge Jason Novatsis and the team at Auto Classic for their support throughout 2018.
Bupa is proud to have contributed to the ongoing support that Asthma WA provides to the WA community.
Asthma WA acknowledges the ongoing generous support of the Lions Club volunteers and members.
Asthma WA acknowledges the generous support of Rotary Club volunteers and members.
Keith Munday is a true Asthma WA Hero. Keith and his family lost their precious daughter Fallon to asthma in 2015, just a few days before her 21st birthday. Keith created the Augusta Asthma Adventure – a walk that took in close to 300km raising money along the way. So far Keith has raised over $41,294 for Asthma WA. To read the full story about this Asthma Hero and how we use the money raised in Fallon’s Fund… READ MORE