Nominations open for Respiratory Achievers Awards

For inspiring people with Asthma and Respiratory Illness

Wellington, January 23, 2018

Know someone inspiring with asthma or a respiratory illness, who should be acknowledged? The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is now calling for nominations for the Respiratory Achievers’ Awards 2018.

Erin Simpson’s experience
Erin Simpson, television personality and celebrity ambassador for the Foundation knows well what it’s like living with asthma.
“I have had a couple of scary asthma attacks. One took place half way into a 2000 metre rowing race, when an asthma attack suddenly hit me. I was in a boat with three other rowers and they had to carry me over the finish line,” he said.
Simpson will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Respiratory Achievers’ Awards ceremony, has advised people with asthma or other respiratory conditions to go out and achieve their goals.
“Just because you have asthma, it doesn’t have to hold you back,” she said.
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ are currently looking for Achievers’ Award nominees who go by the same mantra.

Six to be honoured
Six achievers’ award winners will be flown to Wellington all expenses paid, to be presented an award at a prestigious national award ceremony on April 19, 2018.
The Award categories are (1) Asthma 5 to 12 years old (2) Asthma 13 to 18 years old (3) Asthma adult (4) COPD (5) Other respiratory conditions (including cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis and bronchiectasis)

All nominations will also be eligible for the Cody Forbes Award for Courage.

This Award is in honour of a boy from Turangi, who had cystic fibrosis and sadly passed away in May 2007 shortly after his 16th birthday.
For more information or to download a nomination form visit asthmaandrespiratory.org.nz Nominations close on February 28, 2018.
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Image: One of the Resources provided by Asthma & Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand – Brochure about Asthma in Children. Source: Foundation Website.

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