American Lung Association® of Ohio
"Blow the Whistle onAsthma" Walk
Sunday, May 22, 2005
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. 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