"Blow the Whistle on Asthma"



Orlando's Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk 2005 - Your donation, no matter how small, will help find a cure!
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The American Lung Association (ALA) is pleased to present the Annual Asthma Walk, "Blow the Whistle on Asthma."

Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk Video

My son, Joey, like many children throughout Central Florida, the USA, and the world, has Chronic Asthma.

Every year, I join the "Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk" to raise funds to help find a cure for Asthma. And every year I ask everyone I can for their support and commitment to the American Lung Association of Central Florida or in your own city, state, or region.

In the Greater Orlando Area, this year's Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk will be held on Saturday, October 2nd, 2004 at Market Street in Celebration, Florida.

Dollars raised through this event are dedicated to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, research, and advocacy.

One can participate in the Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk by joining the walk or donating to the cause. When you join the cause, you show your friends, co-workers, and family how:

For information on previous "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" walks in your area, please click the following links:

Orlando


Find World Asthma Day Activities in your area of the United States:


Santa Rosa:

Letter from Susan, Ron, and Brandon Schnars on behalf of the Asthma Walk for the American Lung Association:

TAKE A BREATH AND SEE IF YOU CAN HOLD IT UNTIL YOU FINISH READING OUR LETTER.

I am writing to you today for Barbara. Barbara is a little girl in our son Brandon's class at school. she is severn years old and has Asthma. It is a chronic disease. It never goes away; it only lurks, waiting to turn a happy child into a frieghtened one fighting for their breath.

Barbara is one of an estimated 24 million Americans that have Asthma, a disease that is on the rise. It is the leading cause of school absenttism due to chronic disease and the number one cause of hospitalization in children. Tragically, deaths from Asthma are on the rise. Perhaps, you know someone with Asthma.

Ron, Brandon, and I are very excited to be participating with DEY, my employer, in the American Lung Association's Inaugural "Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk" at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa on Sunday, September 29th, 2002. We want to get involved in this great event to help find better treatments and a cure for this disease. Our Walk will be among more than seventy Lung Association Walks hweld around the nation that are expected to raise close to $4 million for local Asthma programs and nationally-funded ALA research projects.

ARE YOU STILL HOLDING YOUR BREATH? GOOD!

We are proud to be a part of this important community event and hope you will make a donation to support this cause. Your tax-deductible donation can be made payable to the American Lung Association and placed in the return envelope that I have enclosed for your convenience.

IF YOU ARE STILL HOLDING YOUR BREATH, TRY TO TAKE ANOTHER ONE. IF YOU CAN'T...YOU NOW KNOW WHAT IT MUST FEEL LIKE TO HAVE ASTHMA.

Because, if you can't breathe, nothing else matters.

Thank you,

Susan, Ron, and Brandon Schnars

P.S. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this event, please call me at 1-800-755-5560, ext.2990. And thank you in advance for your support of a very important organization.


South Florida:
American Lung Association Walkathon
DATE: Saturday November 2, 2002
REGISTRATION BEGINS: 8:15 AM
WALK BEGINS: 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Bubier Park located at Las Olas Riverfront in Fort Lauderdale
CONTACT: 954-524-4657 or 800-524-8010

We're excited to announce our official Sponsorship of the American Lung Association's "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" three mile Walkathon to take place Saturday November 2, 2002, at Bubier Park at Las Olas Riverfront in Fort Lauderdale. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Registration begins at 8:15 AM with the walk to begin at 9:30 AM.

This event is to raise funds for continuing research on Asthma, and to raise public awareness about Asthma's devastating effects.

We're asking you and your families, friends, and patients to consider walking in this worthwhile event. It's good exercise, a healthy way to spend time with your friends and family, and you'll be making a difference in the lives of the thousands of South Floridians suffering from Asthma. (Plus, there will be gift incentives for those raising certain levels of funds!)

Pledge forms and sign-up materials, along with more information, are available directly from the American Lung Association of South Florida, or call 1-800-524-8010.


Illinois

Over 17 million Americans suffer from Asthma. You probably know someone who suffers form this chronic disease. It could be a family member, a young child, a co-worker, and neighbor or maybe even you. "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" is the American Lung Association's nationwide effort to bring attention to this devastating disease. We already know a lot about Asthma, but there is so much we don't know. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to provide education and research so we can better control Asthma and soon find a cure!


Texas:

Dallas area:

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that kills more than 5,000 Americans each year. Currently, more than 26 million Americans, including eight million children, suffer from Asthma. In Texas, more than one million people, one-third of whom are children under the age of 16, have Asthma. In the last decade alone, the prevalence of Asthma has increased by 75%. What's even more frightening is the fact that the death rate from Asthma has increased by 55%. For more information about Asthma, please visit our website.


Chicago:

ORGANIZE YOUR TEAM FOR THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION�S ASTHMA WALK

Get those walking shoes off the shelf and join the American Lung Association (ALA) in Blow the Whistle on Asthma, a 3-mile walk presented by ibreathe.com on Sept. 30, 2001 at 10 a.m.

Walkers of all speeds are encouraged to create a team that will participate in this inaugural event. Participants have four event location options in Illinois: Chicago at Lincoln Park, in Schaumburg at Busse Woods, in Wadsworth at Van Patten Woods or in Batavia at Fox River Trail.

Over 17 million Americans have Asthma. Even more frightening is the 55 percent increase in the Asthma death rate over the last 20 years. Over $12 billion is spent annually to keep Asthma and its affects under control.

These alarming statistics make it clear that more Asthma research and education needs to be funded. There is no entry fee for Blow the Whistle on Asthma. Participants are encouraged to form a team and fundraise before the event to assist ALA in their mission to continue with Asthma research and education.

Teams may be formed with co-workers, students, friends or family. The more team members, the more funds will be raised to conquer this disease.

Incentive prizes for pledge raisers include a complimentary cruise on Carnival�s smoke-free Paradise, gift certificates to Vertel�s Running Store, and Asthma Walk gear.

Blow the Whistle on Asthma is nationally sponsored by Toyota Prius, and locally sponsored by Pepper Construction, Tellabs, Technium, Humana, Walgreens Health Initiatives, Vertel�s Running Store, Midwest Technical Consultants, Beautifully Tan Cruise Desk, WGN Radio 720, Carnival Cruiselines, Lakeside Bank, Hinckley Springs and Home Instead Senior Care.

Proceeds from Blow the Whistle on Asthma help fund the lung association�s Asthma research and education programs.


Berks County, PA:

Blow the Whistle on Asthma! Volunteers Needed for Asthma Walk

Last updated on March 28, 2002

Volunteers are needed to help in the following ways at the inaugural Berks County Asthma Walk being held Sunday, April 21 at Gring's Mill Recreation Area in Reading! *Setup 9 a.m.-12 p.m.--Need 10 volunteers *Registration 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.--Need 10 volunteers *Parking 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.--Need 3 volunteers *Floaters 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.--any additional individuals available from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. *Teardown 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.--Need 10 volunteers Anyone interested in participating in the Walk can call 1-800-LUNG-USA or visit the official Asthma Walk website! It's time to Blow the Whistle on Asthma!

Volunteers must be on time! Registration volunteers should have experience handling money and should be at least 18 years old. All other volunteers should be 16 or older unless accompanied by a parent or adult.

This opportunity is sponsored by: American Lung Association of Pennsylvania, Northeastern Region


East Bay Area, California:

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2002

Start: 9:00 AM - Registration 10:00 AM - Walk

Location: Pinole Valley Park � 3790 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole CA

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

Information: Contact Nicole Lange at 925/935-0473 or nlange@alac.org

Blow the Whistle on Asthma is more than just a name for our walk. For too long Asthma has been looked upon as something that we just have to deal with. The walk is an opportunity for us to let everyone know the devastating consequences of Asthma. At the same time the Whistle will be our symbol of the importance of every breath we take.

For those who have Asthma, the simple task of blowing a whistle can be difficult. So take a deep breath, stand up,step up and "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" to truly understand why if you can't breathe, nothing else matters.


Louisiana:

Help support Asthma education and research by walking in the Sept. "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" event, Sept 29 at Lafreneire Park. To learn how to register your walk team call us at 504-828-5864. There will be music, food and drink, and lots of activities for everyone. Help us beat Asthma by raising money in our first Asthma walk.


Maine:

American Lung Association of Maine

Fighting big tobacco, bad air and the Asthma epidemic

Hold These 2002 Dates!

* September 27 -American Lung Association of Maine Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Marriott Sable Oaks in South Portland. Email us for more information...

* September 28- Blow the Whistle on Asthma! American Lung Association of Maine's first Asthma Walk: 3.5 miles around Back Cove in Portland.


Join us in a walk for life and breath, help fight the Asthma epidemic.

Form or join a team of friends, family and coworkers today!

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