The Canadian Lung Association, which provides information on everything from quitting smoking to cystic fibrosis to breathing issues due to pollution, is celebrating its 120th anniversary with Breathe Again, a fundraising song from rising country artists Eric Ethridge and Kalsey Kulyk to support research into chronic lung diseases.
Ethridge, who is signed to Anthem Entertainment, and was nominated for the 2019 CCMA Rising Star Award, is currently on a cross-Canada physically distanced tour with fellow Anthem act Kulyk, herself nominated for the 2019 CCMA Roots Album of the Year and just selected for Bell Media’s Future Star program. The song was produced by Jimmy Thow of Sons of Daughters and features chart-topping America pianist Paul Cardall — incidentally a recipient of a heart transplant — and the pair's labelmate.
Proceeds of the song downloads from the usual streaming platforms will support Canada’s oldest lung health organization by funding ongoing research -- including clinical trials and studies in lung disease prevention -- advocacy and reliable health information for Canadians who are struggling to breathe.
“We’re thrilled to partner with such talented Canadian musicians as Eric and Kalsey and are proud to mark this significant milestone for our organization with their voices,” said Terry Dean, president and CEO, Canadian Lung Association, in a statement.
“We’ve spent the last 120 years dedicated to saving lives, preventing lung disease and improving lung health through research, advocacy, education and support. Our mission is not yet complete, however. We welcome anyone who shares our passion for lung health to join us as we continue our journey towards a Canada that’s easier to breathe in for all.”