American Lung Association
We Want To Thank All Of The Walkers That Joined Us For The 4th Annual D.C. Asthma Walk!
But We've Only Just Begun The Fight To Combat Asthma! Read Below To Find Out More!
The American Lung Association of the District of Columbia would like to thank and annouce our D.C. Asthma Walk 2004 Winners' Circle awardees. These outstanding individuals have gone above and beyond to help assist us in our ongoing battle with the growing asthma epidemic in our Nation's Capitol by raising $500 or more dollars. With our sponsors and asthma walk teams, we want to congragulate all of the individuals involved in making our event a success.
Below we will list the Winners' Circle awardees:
Barbara Lett Simmons
The ALADC Winners' Circle Award Reception will be held Tuesday, December 14th at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives at 6:30pm. The address is 1201 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. The winners will have their names placed on a plaque which will be displayed at the ALADC office with other past Winners' Circle awardees. This is our way of honoring those who are just as dedicated as we are to combating the asthma epidemic. There will be door prizes, incentives, hors d'oeurves and other activities present at the reception. Additonally, the corporate and family team captains that raised the most funds will win 2 roundtrip airline tickets good for travel anywhere in the domestic United States. Invitations have been mailed so we ask that you please R.S.V.P. by calling Ms. Katrina Jones at 202/682-5864 xt. 212. The deadline to R.S.V.P. is December 10th.
Thank you so much for your support!
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
- Lungs Are For Life
- Living With Asthma Nights
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.