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Christmas Seals Season

Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Christmas Seals!
Your Generosity Helps Children with Asthma.

This Christmas season we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Christmas Seals, a traditional symbol of support and encouragement for those afflicted with lung disease.

Ninety years ago, Emily Bissell started the first Christmas Seals campaign to raise money for a Delaware tuberculosis sanatorium, in danger of closing its doors for lack of money.  Bissell raised ten times the amount of money necessary that first year, and a tradition was born.  The longest fundraising campaign in our nation's history, Christmas Seals help fund medical research, social programs, and the work of thousands of volunteers who contribute their time and talents to the mission of preventing lung disease.  Ninety percent of all donations remain with the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County, helping those in need in your own community.

**If you haven't received your Christmas Seals yet, send us  e-mail  or contact Ruth Flores
at (213) 935-5864  (or 1-800-LUNG-USA), ext. 239.

**Visit the National American Lung Associations's  Christmas Seals  website.
Send an online Christmas Seal!  Choose from ten traditional seals.  Select a message to include or add your own personal message.

Obtain other interesting information about Christmas Seals at our National American Lung Association Website:

Christmas Seals & The Hollywood Christmas Parade:
Signs of the Season

For the 16th straight year, Frederick's of Hollywood donated the annual Christmas Seals float for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, a beloved annual event that kicked off the Christmas season November 30th.

Thanks to Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul of television's "Baywatch," this year's celebrity spokespeople, who donated their time and energies as role models to encourage young people not to smoke.

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When You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters.®
The mission of the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County
is to prevent and eliminate lung disease
and to improve the quality of life and health of those with lung disease.
Your contributions to Christmas Seals help make the difference.

For more information on lung health, programs, and special events,
call  213-935-5864  (or   ;   ;  1-800-LUNG-USA),  or send us email.
© 1998 American Lung Association of Los Angeles County