American Lung Association® of Ohio
2nd Annual Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk
Presented By GlaxoSmithKline
Founding Sponsor Sepracor
Saturday, October 2, 2004
Thanks to all who participated! Our walk was a huge success and we could not have done it without you. With all your hard work and dedication, the Columbus walk is ranked among the top 5 walks in the nation. This is incredible, and we cannot thank you enough for your support! We are extremely lucky to have such devoted asthma walkers. Your passion for the walk is truly inspirational! Save the date-the 2005 Blow the Whistle on Asthma walk is Saturday, October 1 at Easton Town Center.
Join the American Lung Association of Ohio's 5K (3.2miles) Walk to support children with asthma and their families, as well as the other American Lung Association of Ohio programs. Asthma is a chronic condition affecting millions of Americans and many in Ohio. More than 300,000 Ohioans- 80,000 children - suffer from Asthma. It is the number one cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 and the leading cause of school absenteeism.
Why Blow the Whistle on Asthma?
To help the estimated 10 million individuals who have had an asthma attack this year.
- To raise funds for important research and programs.
- To reduce the soaring economic costs of asthma. Over 12 billion is spent annually to keep Asthma under control.
- To join with your neighbors, family and friends to fight the asthma epidemic.
"Improving Life, One Breath at a Time"
The 2004 Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk is right around the corner. The money you raise also goes to support Open Airways for Schools - An interactive asthma education program for children with asthma ages 8-11. ASTHMATTACK - Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Reasearch Institute are conducting "Bench to Bed" reasearch that will improve the quality of life for asthma suffers. Camp SUPERKIDS - These unique camps give children with asthma the oppertunity to take part in an outstanding camp program. An excellent health care staff and an asthma education program are provided in addition to regular camp experiences.
Thank you for supporting the American Lung Association of Ohio and for helping to make Ohio a healther place to live.