I will be joining more than thousands of others from around the country in this year's Fight for Air Climbs to raise money for the American Lung Association in Iowa. I am gathering donations and running (yeah thats right running up 64 flights of stairs
)to help fight asthma, lung cancer, COPD, and dozens of other lung diseases.
I am asking for your help in sponsoring me. By making a contribution on my behalf, you will be helping the American Lung Association provide community based education programs, fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research.
Asthma is the number one cause for school absenteeism and every day in this country at least 10 people die from an asthma attack. It is important that we provide disease management education to children when they are 8, 9 or 10 years old. My oldest son, Nick, who is 8 suffers from asthma. He was diagnosed when he was very little. He is just now starting to be able to use an inhaler, he currently has nebulizer treatments at least once a day.
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death globally and is woefully under funded when it comes to research. It is essential that we generate the awareness needed to increase resources for advanced research projects. The average age for American's to start a smoking habit is 14. It is critical that we get into the elementary schools and teach children about the dangers of tobacco use early.
My goal is to raise $100+ for our cause. Please go to my personal web page and make a $5, $10 or $20 gift. All gifts are fully tax deductible. The American Lung Association is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and is in fact one of the most recognized nationally for proper management of the resources entrusted them since they began in 1904.
You will receive a notice in the mail from me thanking you for your gift which you can then use for your tax filing next year.
Please take a deep breath....and be thankful that you can. Millions of others suffer from lung disease daily and your support makes the every day act of breathing that much easier for many people.
"Together we can successfully fight lung disease".
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