Breathe Easy Week: 13 – 19 June 2016
Events are set to take place across the UK this week (13 – 19 June) to mark the annual awareness event, Breathe Easy Week.
Breathe Easy Week is an annual event, organised by the British Lung Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of lung health and fundraise for life-changing research to help those suffering with respiratory problems and diseases.
British Lung Foundation support groups will host awareness stands at supermarkets, sponsored walks and cake sales during the awareness week.
Breathe Easy Week aims to raise awareness of, and support people suffering with all types of lung disease, including asbestos-related diseases and industrial diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and silicosis.
According to a British Lung Foundation report, lung disease is one of the UK’s three biggest killers, and there are 1,500 diagnoses of lung disease every day.
Ann-Marie Christie, a specialist industrial disease solicitor at Thompsons said: “Lung disease affects a staggering number of people in the UK and Breathe Easy Week offers a vital opportunity to raise awareness of lung disease while fundraising for research that may help to improve the lives of people suffering with debilitating respiratory conditions.
“At Thompsons we are proud to stand up for victims of employer negligence and remain committed to campaigning for improved workplace health and safety standards that help to reduce the risk of workers contracting long-term and serious lung disease.”
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