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CHRISTMAS SEAL DRIVE IS LAGGING

The annual Christmas Seal Campaign is running about $20,000 below its $225,000 goal, the American Lung Association of Western New York reported. The campaign is the organization's largest funding source.

Begun in 1907, the first Christmas Seals sold for a penny and raised money to fight tuberculosis.

Today, Christmas Seals are the country's leading source of funds for fighting lung disease, including asthma and emphysema.

In Western New York, Christmas Seals also fund adult and pediatric asthma education and smoking prevention and cessation classes.

This year's Christmas Seals feature a dove and wreath commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Christmas Seal. To receive them, call 1-800-LUNG-USA.

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