When you agreed to become an Asthma Agent, you joined a special group called the Asthma Society of Canada. So just who is the Asthma Society of Canada? Well, they're a group of people that know an awful lot about asthma. The people at the Asthma Society think it's really important to help others understand asthma, and they spend a lot of their time teaching grown ups and kids all about it.

You might not know it, but asthma affects a lot of people. Almost one out of every ten people in Canada has asthma. That's a lot of people! That means if you live in Canada, there's a very good chance that you've probably already met a few people with asthma, even if you didn't know it at the time!

Everybody who joins the Asthma Society of Canada works really hard to try and make sure that people with asthma live healthy lives without suffering from the symptoms of asthma. As you learned in your Asthma Agent cases, just because you have asthma, it doesn't mean that you have to suffer from it. In fact, if you learn how to properly control your asthma and avoid the things that make your asthma worse, you can live without feeling the symptoms of asthma at all!

That's the message the Asthma Society of Canada has been teaching people every day since 1974. And now that you're an Asthma Agent, you can help them pass the message along.



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