Asthma message takes to the sky
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.