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Respiratory Achievers' Awards: May 2024

The Foundation is proud to announce the Respiratory Achievers Awards 2024 will be going ahead, with thanks to our Platinum Friends of the Foundation Partners G.J. Gardner Homes - the Awards could not run without their generous support!

Taking place in May, the awards recognise people with respiratory conditions who have made achievements in one or more of the following fields; sporting, leadership, academic, cultural or community, while managing their condition and living a full and active life.


To nominate an outstanding someone who you feel is deserving of an Achievers Award, head to the nomination form below

Make a nomination

You can nominate yourself or someone else. Please ensure you have the nominee's permission before completing this form.

The winners will receive a return trip for two to Wellington, attendance at the awards ceremony on Thursday 23 May 2024 and one nights' hotel accommodation.

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Address: 88 The Terrace, Wellington


The 8 categories are:

  • Asthma 5 – 12 years old 
  • Asthma 13 – 18 years old 
  • Adult Asthma 
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 
  • Other respiratory conditions (including cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis and bronchiectasis) 
  • Cody Forbes Award for Courage 
  • Media Awareness Award (to honour a journalist who has contributed to greater understanding and awareness of respiratory health)
  • Respiratory Educator Award (to honour an educator/health professional who has made a significant contribution in the lives of those with respiratory conditions) 
  • Youth anti-vaping champion award (to recognise a student who has shown leadership and initiative in communicating the harms of vaping among their peers).

Read more about last years finalists here.

2023 Event Gallery:

A word from our sponsor:

"Having personally seen the effect asthma has had on family members, the G.J. Gardner team are proud to support the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation's work, including the Respiratory Achievers' Awards."

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