Asthma mes­sage takes to the sky

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

WEST Perth-based Asthma Foun­da­tion WA (AFWA) launched its hot air bal­loon for the first time in 2014 last week to mark its 50th an­niver­sary in the lead- up to Na­tional Asthma Week.

The bal­loon, car­ry­ing Wes­farm­ers sus­tain­abil­ity and com­mu­nity part­ner­ships man­ager Kate Chaney and auc­tion win­ner Katie Tur­ton, left from Mor­ley and landed in South Perth fore­shore last Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

AFWA chief ex­ec­u­tive David John­son said the bal­loon was a recog­nised AFWA icon and it was ex­cit­ing to see the logo fly­ing high over the city.

“It is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment to have served the WA com­mu­nity for 50 years and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing our role as an ed­u­ca­tor and sup­porter for peo­ple with asthma, their families and car­ers,” Mr John­son said.

Na­tional Asthma Week is from Septem­ber 1-7 and there will be an event on Au­gust 29 at the State Re­cep­tion Cen­tre in Kings Park high­light­ing the foun­da­tion’s achieve­ments.

An on­line tool for asthma suf­fer­ers will also be launched dur­ing Asthma Week along with public dis­plays in Perth and Fre­man­tle on Septem­ber 5.

The Asthma Foun­da­tion WA hot air bal­loon, launched ahead of Na­tional Asthma Week ac­tiv­i­ties.

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