News & Upcoming Events

Breathe Pennsylvania offers a variety of community-based education and prevention programs to residents of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Tobacco Prevention Art Contest

At Breathe Pennsylvania we are excited to continue collaborating with educators, school personnel, and students, in our tobacco cessation and school asthma initiatives. We invite you to apply for Breathe Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Prevention Art Contest, open to fifth through seventh grade students in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Here’s how to apply:

  • Submit student artwork (on 8.5 x 11” paper) that answers the following question: “What does living tobacco-free mean to me?”.
  • Every piece of art should have the student’s name, grade, class, and class period (if applicable) written in pencil on the back of their work.
  • All student submissions are to be mailed in by the teacher, along with the teacher’s contact information by March 1, 2018.
  • Mail submission to:

ATTN: Kathy Fornelli
Breathe Pennsylvania
201 Smith Drive, Suite E
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Here’s what you will receive:

  • A pizza party for the winning submission’s entire classroom.
  • The winning artwork will be featured on a billboard in Breathe Pennsylvania’s service area.
  • Positive publicity for your school.

Be creative and have fun! Please direct any questions to Kathy Fornelli at kfornelli@breathepa.org, or by calling (724) 772-1750.

Free Online Classes

Breathe Pennsylvania is partnering with The Jewish Healthcare Foundation to present online classes through the Virtual Senior Academy. Here are some upcoming classes:

  • January 17: Radon/Lung Cancer

    It is well-known that cigarettes cause lung cancer, but what about radon?  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer but many people have never heard of it. In this discussion, you will learn what radon is, the many places it can be found, and its relationship to lung cancer. You will also learn you can detect radon and make your home safe.

  • March 14: Tuberculosis

    What is Tuberculosis and is it still around? Even though tuberculosis is very uncommon in our country, it is still considered a global health risk.  In this presentation, learn what tuberculosis is and what causes it.  Recognize how the infection is diagnosed and spread. We will also be discussing common symptoms and risk factors for developing tuberculosis.  

Classes are offered at www.virtualsenioracademy.org and they are free for seniors ages 55 and older.