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California Chapter of Asthma, Alergy Foundation to Host Air Power Games at Cal State Long Beach on Saturday, Oct. 15

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The California Chapter of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will host the annual Air Power Games on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:30am to 1pm at the Jack Rose Track at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
This free track-and-field competition teaches children that they can compete in sports and live an active lifestyle, despite their asthma. Partnering with CSULB, the Air Power Games also brings children with asthma together with college and Olympic athletes, such as Tyree Washington, Allyson Felix, and UCLA and USA Women’s Track Coach Jeannette Bolden.
By teaching these children to not hold themselves back, AAFA hopes to have a positive impact on their lives and increase their self-confidence and asthma awareness.
Community partners, such as the USC School of Pharmacy, the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, The Children’s Clinic of Long Beach, the UCLA Breathmobile and Aerocrine, will be attending to support the student athletes and provide asthma resources for families. Space is still available, and registration information for the Air Power Games can be found at AAFA-CA.org.
Since 1976, the California Chapter of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been providing vital services to children suffering from severe asthma and allergies, free of charge to them and their families. Through its Breathmobile (a mobile clinic serving children at their school sites), its Camp NoMoWheezin (a free week-long camp for children with asthma) and its Asthma Family Camp (a free weekend-long camp designed to help teach families of children with asthma about the disease) AAFA offers free quality care to the 10 percent of children in California, especially the 20 percent of low-income minority children, suffering from asthma.
With asthma on the rise in California, these programs are crucial to countless many families across California. For more information about the Air Power Games, contact Jessica Kettani at (323) 937-7859 or Jkettani@aafa-ca.org.

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