American Lung Association of Washington DC
30 TEAMS 374 WALKERS $80,000 RAISED, AND GROWING!!!
Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee joined the DC Asthma Walk
Ms. Jackie Joyner-Kersee joined the 3rd Annual DC Asthma Walk on October 4th at the National Mall. Nearly 400 people and 30 teams of 3 or more people representing the family, business and healthcare community walked 5K (3.1 miles) to raise funds for the American Lung Association of DC (ALADC) asthma education programs and research.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
The American Lung Association of DC will use the proceeds from the "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" walkathon to help fund the following programs:
- Open Airways for Schools
- Camp Happy Lungs
- All About Asthma
- Family Asthma Days
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE RAISED?
Funds will be raised in two basic ways.
- Event sponsorship donations will be solicited from companies. (Generally, cash sponsorship donations in amounts ranging from $750 to $1,500 made by local companies account for 10% to 30% of the total amount raised from the Walk.)
- Donations collected by walkers participating in the Walk. (Generally, these donations account for 70% to 90% of the total raised from the Walk.)
The annual walk benefits ALADC asthma programs and research, including: a free weeklong camp, where children learn how to manage their asthma; an elementary school program for children to learn about asthma through games and role-playing; and a program for parents and caregivers to ask health care professionals about asthma. You may continue to donate online at www.dcasthmawalk.org or by calling 202/682-5864.Together we can make a difference. Remember to visit the American Lung Association National web site (www.lungusa.org) for information on lung health resources, including programs and events in your area.
Asthma Walk is nationally sponsored by The Respiratory Institute established by GlaxoSmithKline and Toyota Prius.