SASKATOON – For the first time, November has been branded as lung month across the country.
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is having some fun with the new campaign, playing a friendly game of ‘Truth or Dare for Lungs.’
If the player chooses truth, they will have to talk about their lung disease and how it has or has not affected their life. If the player chooses dare, they will have to do the iconic touchdown dance of former Saskatchewan Roughrider and CFL Hall of Famer Don Narcisse.
The association hopes the game will catch on and go viral throughout Saskatchewan and raise as much funds and awareness as possible.
“The touchdown dance is really easy to do, just make sure you bounce back,” said Narcisse, as he demonstrated the dance moves.
Narcisse has been chosen to be one of eight ambassadors for the assocation in the province.
He was diagnosed with asthma at the age of six and says his mom didn’t want him to play any sports for the fear he might die. Narcisse said he didn’t let his asthma keep him from his goals and wants to be an example for other kids.
“I just want you to go out there and follow your dream; don’t let it be a bump in the road … I knew I had something that was holding me down, but I knew I had to work a little harder, I had to be a little faster.”
Watch below: Truth or dare for lung awareness
The other lung ambassadors are:
- Kevin Stanfield, Global Saskatoon weather specialist
- Kendal Netmaker, founder and CEO of Neechie Gear
- Candace Bloomquist, Saskatoon Valkyries quarterback
- Brett Stovin, Saskatoon Blades captain
- Stacie Cooper, 96.3 CruzFM morning show host
- Aiden May, Lung Association youth representative
- Lori Kleiboer, Lung Association adult representative
The ambassadors were chosen because they have all been affected by lung disease in some way and are sharing their story to encourage and inspire others.
“I hope I can inspire someone to change their lifestyle,” said Stanfield.
His grandpa died of emphysema when he was 13 and says that motivates him and hopefully others not to smoke.
The Truth or Dare for Lungs campaign kicked off Monday and will run during the whole month of November.
For information on how to play or donate and a list of prizes, visit the lung association.