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Lung Disease

Did you know that lung disease is the third leading cause of death worldwide?

With 1 in 3 Australians predicted to experience a lung disease during their lives, finding new ways to address respiratory health is a vital part of our medical research efforts. No matter their age, gender, career, smoking history, any one of the 30+ conditions under the “lung disease” umbrella can impact the lives of your loved ones without warning – and we all know someone who’s lived through it. 

However, Australian lung disease research faces a huge stigma: the Lung Foundation Australia found that 1 in 6 Australians believe people with lung disease who have smoked “deserve less support” or “are their own worst enemy”, and Australia ranks lowest among 15 surveyed countries for sympathy for lung disease sufferers. This means less donations, less funding, and less progress. 

We aim to change that.

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7.1 million

Australians report
suffering from a
chronic respiratory condition

One Australian dies every hour from

Lung
Cancer

$48 = 1hr

of research time

Real stories from people like you 

People like you who generously donate to The Common Good have an immense impact on the lives of real individuals grappling with life-altering health conditions. Your contributions fuel groundbreaking research and patient projects that offer hope, relief, and even the promise of a brighter future.

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Tradie Health Institute May 2024 Update

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Tradie Health Institute May 2024 Update

Click here for our May 2024 update on recent outcomes achieved through the Tradie Health Institute.

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National Safe Work Month 2023

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National Safe Work Month 2023

It’s National Safe Work Month 2023. The theme for this year is ‘For everyone’s safety, work safely.’ Learn more here.

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What is Lung Disease?

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What is Lung Disease?

In this blog, we explain what lung disease is, discuss different types of lung disease and shed some light on common misconceptions.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): What is it?

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): What is it?

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is “a disease that afflicts many people at random.” Learn more about it in this blog.

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Bill Van Nierop: Life After Transplant

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Bill Van Nierop: Life After Transplant

Bill Van Nierop is incredibly grateful for the life-saving transplant he received. In this blog, we share more about Bill’s life and challenges he’s experienced after transplant.

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Meet Bill Van Nierop: Our Incredible Supporter Kayaking the Murrumbidgee River

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Meet Bill Van Nierop: Our Incredible Supporter Kayaking the Murrumbidgee River

Meet Bill Van Nierop: Our Incredible champion about to embark on the Long Kayak for Lungs 2, kayaking down the Murrumbidgee River to raise funds for IPF research.

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About the Queensland Lung Transplant Service Research Centre

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About the Queensland Lung Transplant Service Research Centre

The Queensland Lung Transplant Service Research Centre is an internationally renowned research group. Learn more about the work it conducts here.

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70 year old double lung transplant recipient’s 1200km kayak for a cause

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70 year old double lung transplant recipient’s 1200km kayak for a cause

70 year old double lung transplant recipient Bill Van Nierop is about to embark on a remarkable physical and mental challenge, kayaking 1400km of the Murrumbidgee River to raise funds…

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Multiplex Senior WHSE Coordinator raises $19,000 for the Tradie Health Institute 

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Multiplex Senior WHSE Coordinator raises $19,000 for the Tradie Health Institute 

Multiplex Senior WHSE Coordinator raises $19,000 for The Common Good’s Tradie Health Institute, to fight silicosis and occupational lung disease.

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North Beach, WA

Terase

I want to make sure my grand kids have a happy and healthy future.
Terase

In memory of Roland Bishop, Aspley

Roley

Roley, a dedicated former employee of The Prince Charles Hospital knew of the importance of research and, as a result of his own medical condition ensured that advances in diagnosis and treatments of future patients would continue after his passing.
Roley

Bridgeman Downs, Qld

Maria

Many thanks to The Common Good for their continuous help and support for Lung & Heart research.
Maria

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